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Michigan Study of Life After Prison, Administrative Data on 2003 Cohort of Michigan Parolees

Metadata Updated: November 28, 2023

These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompanying readme file for a brief description of files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed. The Michigan Study of Life After Prison examined the association between neighborhood context and outcomes related to employment and recidivism among the cohort of former prisoners released on parole from Michigan state prisons in one calendar year (2003), controlling for pre-incarceration neighborhood context, local labor market conditions, and a large set of individual characteristics. The primary goals of this study were to answer two questions: (1) "Are ex-offenders who are released to more disadvantaged neighborhoods (those with greater poverty, unemployment, residential turnover, etc.) more likely to recidivate?" (2) "Are ex-offenders who are released to more disadvantaged neighborhoods less likely to gain stable employment?" This research sought to supplement available literature on prisoner reentry and criminal desistance, which the researchers posit existing literature has largely ignored the role that neighborhoods play in shaping the recidivism and employment of returning prisoners. The 31 data files included as part of this collection are as follows: Cleaned Data Files:

casenotearrestsreps1-4_ICPSR-EDITED.dta: 4,932 Cases, 12 Variables casenotearrestsreps5-8_ICPSR-EDITED.dta: 5,302 Cases, 13 Variables casenotearrestsrep9_ICPSR-EDITED.dta: 2,321 Cases, 13 Variables casenoteemploymentreps1-4_ICPSR-EDITED.dta: 4,871 Cases, 28 Variables casenoteemploymentreps5-8_ICPSR-EDITED.dta: 4,754 Cases, 23 Variables casenoteemploymentrep9_ICPSR-EDITED.dta: 2,610 Cases, 23 Variables cleanedcasenoteaddressesreps1-8_ICPSR-EDITED.dta: 50,207 Cases, 72 Variables cleanedcasenoteaddressesrep9_ICPSR-EDITED.dta: 10,309 Cases, 69 Variables preprisonaddress_all_ICPSR-EDITED.dta: 5,183 Cases, 30 Variables preprisonaddress_all_rep9_ICPSR-EDITED.dta: 1,017 Cases, 63 Variables postprisads_ICPSR-EDITED.dta: 11,064 Cases, 41 Variables cleaned-demographics-population_ICPSR-EDITED.dta: 11,064 Cases, 57 Variables simplecrimhistory.dta: 11,064 Cases, 4 Variables popSAhistory.dta: 11,064 Cases, 8 Variables deathdates_ICPSR-EDITED.dta: 308 Cases, 3 Variables popprisonenterdates.dta: 11,064 Cases, 7 Variables discharge dates.dta: 7,369 Cases, 5 Variables parole and release dates for pop.dta: 11,064 cases, 3 Variables mdoc_recidivism_measures.dta: 11,064 Cases, 6 Variables recidivism dates from transits.dta: 11,064 Cases, 8 Variables recidivism from bir.dta: 11,064 Cases, 3 Variables sample marker.dta: 3,689 Cases, 2 Variables samplereps.dta: 3,689 Cases, 2 Variables tta_rsid_rep.dta: 1,363 Cases, 2 Variables Contextual Data Files: 2,757 Cases, 1,055 Variables countyemployment.dta: 10,956 Cases, 6 Variables places.dta: 5,004 Cases, 5 Variables TractDataInterpolated-long.dta: 57,036 Cases, 50 Variables TractDataInterpolated-wide.dta: 2,716 Cases, 1,009 Variables tractscales2000.dta: 2,716 Cases, 49 Variables urbanicity + density.dta: 2,716 Cases, 9 Variables Demographic variables included: gender, race, educational attainment, age, employment, and marital status.

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Metadata Created Date August 18, 2021
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 18, 2021
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023
Publisher National Institute of Justice
Identifier 3558
Data First Published 2019-03-28T07:05:13
Language eng
Data Last Modified 2019-03-28T07:06:37
Rights These data are restricted due to the increased risk of violation of confidentiality of respondent and subject data.
Public Access Level restricted public
Bureau Code 011:21
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Program Code 011:060
Publisher Hierarchy Office of Justice Programs > National Institute of Justice
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash f48feb930a9f2e4d0fc5478af90d641771546923433272d5b4bb912f6dcd2e82
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