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Criminal Justice: Issues in Retention and Reentry

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics: Section 6
Data on persons under correctional supervision, as well as persons on probation and parole. Characteristics of State and Federal prison populations, including educational attainment and participation in education programs. Data current up to about 2012.

Other Data

Bureau of Justice Statistics: Corrections
The Bureau of Justice Statistics Corrections Unit maintains over 30 data collections. Most are annual collections of administrative data from correctional administrators, ranging from basic population counts and offender demographic characteristics to facility capacity, programs, staff, and resources.
2018 Update on Prisoner Recidivism: a 9-Year Follow-up Period (2005-2014)
Mariel Alper, Matthew R. Durose, and Joshua Markman. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report. May 2018
Recidivism and Reentry
Data and reports from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

U.S. PIAAC Survey of Incarcerated Adults

Highlights from the U.S. PIAAC Survey of Incarcerated Adults: Their Skills, Work Experience, Education, and Training: Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies: 2014
Washington, D.C., National Center for Education Statistics, 2016.
Examines the skills of incarcerated adults in relationship to their work experiences and to their education and training in prison.
U.S. PIAAC Survey of Incarcerated Adults: Prison 2014 Background Questionnaire Spanish version
The prison background questionnaire included items related to activities in prison, such as participation in academic programs and ESL classes; experiences with prison jobs; and involvement in nonacademic programs, such as employment readiness classes.

Data Sets

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
NACJD archives and disseminates data on crime and justice for secondary analysis. The archive contains data from over 2,700 curated studies or statistical data series.
Corrections Statistical Analysis Tool (CSAT): Probation
Corrections Statistical Analysis Tool (CSAT): Parole

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