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United States National Prisoner Statistics 1978-2018

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/1978 - 12/2018
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
Summary 

The National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) data collection gathers information on incarcerated persons in both state and federal prisons in the United States. The NPS enumerates persons in state and federal prisons and collects data on prison population characteristics.