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Recidivism of State Prisoners

Data Collection Status
Active
Frequency
1983, 1994, 2005
Latest Data Available
2005
Data Experts
Matthew R. Durose, BJS Statistician
Collection Period

2005-2014

Description

BJS uses criminal history records to study the number and types of crimes committed by state prisoners both prior to and following their release. The first study tracked a sample of state prisoners released in 11 states in 1983, and the second study followed a sample of state prisoners released in 15 states in 1994. Both studies had a 3-year follow-up period. The latest study tracked a sample of prisoners released in 30 states in 2005 for 9 years after release. These studies documented the arrest, conviction, and incarceration experiences of the former inmates within and outside of the state that released them.

Date Created: May 26, 2009