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Title: Prison Crowding and Forced Releases in Illinois, 1979-82
Author(s): J Austin
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 88
Sponsoring Agency: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Grant Number: 83-IJ-CX-K026
Publication Number: ICPSR 8921
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This codebook explains the variables, coding system, and research methodology used to gather a set of data focusing on the effects of an early release program on prisoners, prison populations, offense rates, local criminal justice systems, and the general public in Illinois.
Abstract: Data came from a sample of 1,557 inmates released from Illinois prisons between July 1979 and December 1982. Data are available for three comparison groups: 1) a sample of prisoners who served their regular sentences prior to the 'forced release' program, 2) a group that served regular sentences after the implementation of the program, and 3) a group of inmates who were released early under the program. Variables for each inmate cover social and personal characteristics, criminal history, risk scales, court decisions for each offense, institutional conduct, prior release and return records, method of release, condition of supervision, parole violation records, charges at arrest, case disposition of each charge, probation length, incarceration length, admission and release dates, and release type.
Main Term(s): Correctional reform
Index Term(s): Corrections decisionmaking; Court ordered institutional reform; Data collections; Illinois; Parole effectiveness; Prison overcrowding; Probation or parole decisionmaking; Research methods
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