Comparing Federal and State Prison Inmates, 1991
The first joint survey of prisoners held in state and federal prisons. Interviews were conducted among inmates housed in 53 federal and 273 state prisons. Samples consist of about 14,000 state prisoners and about 6,600 federal prisoners. They were queried about their social and criminal histories. Represents the single largest collection of information on prisoners ever undertaken in the U.S. Covers: current offense, sentence length, criminal history, drug and alcohol use, weapons, personal and family characteristics, HIV, and activities since admission.
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