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Race of Prisoners Admitted to State and Federal Institutions in the United States, 1926-1986

Metadata Updated: November 28, 2023

This data collection includes tabulations of annual adult admissions to federal and state correctional institutions by race. Data are provided for the years 1926 to 1986 and include tabulations for prisons in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as federal prison totals and United States totals. The figures were derived from a voluntary reporting program in which each state, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons reported summary and detailed statistics as a part of the National Prisoner Statistics series. Individual state and United States population figures according to racial categories also are provided.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: us-pd

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023

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Harvested from DOJ JSON

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023
Publisher Bureau of Justice Statistics
Identifier 275
Data First Published 1991-05-03T00:00:00
Language eng
Data Last Modified 1999-10-04T00:00:00
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 011:21
Metadata Context
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Harvest Source Title DOJ JSON
Program Code 011:061
Publisher Hierarchy Office of Justice Programs > Bureau of Justice Statistics
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 051dd376fe4db049013c917fb714b07d26c5674b4a1ee173b870e6c247e64239
Source Schema Version 1.1

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