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Survey of State Prison Inmates, 1991

NCJ Number
136949
Date Published
May 1993
Author(s)
Allen J. Beck, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics; Darrell K. Gilliard, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Caroline Wolf Harlow, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics; Thomas Hester, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Louis Jankowski, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Tracy L. Snell, Bureau of Justice Statistics; James J. Stephan, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Danielle C. Morton, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
Presents data about State prison inmates: their background and families, criminal histories, gang membership, drug and alcohol use, HIV/AIDS infection, gun use and possession, sentence, time served, and participation in prison programs.
Abstract

This study presents data about State prison inmates: their background and families, criminal histories, gang membership, drug and alcohol use, HIV/AIDS infection, gun use and possession, sentence, time served, and participation in prison programs. The report also presents data on the victims of violent inmates. Compiled from in depth interviews with a nationally representative sample of almost 14,000 State prisoners in 277 facilities in 45 States, this is the most comprehensive study to date of State prison inmate characteristics.

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