Description of Official Record Data from the 1978 RAND Inmate Survey

by Paul K. Honig


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A public use data tape has been prepared to permit secondary analysis of RAND's 1978 survey of prison and jail inmates in three states. This Note documents the official record data on the tape; these were collected from Department of Corrections files for prisoner respondents. A companion Note (N-2016) documents self-report data on the tape.

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