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BJS Releases Employment of State and Federal Prisoners Prior to Incarceration, 2016
The Bureau of Justice Statistics, a division of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, today released Employment of State and Federal Prisoners Prior to Incarceration, 2016.
This brief Just the Stats report presents data on employment of state and federal prisoners in the 30 days prior to arrest for the offense for which they were incarcerated. The web report compares the differences in characteristics of those state and federal prisoners who were employed. Findings are based on data collected in the most recent Survey of Prison Inmates, which was conducted in 2016 through face-to-face interviews with a national sample of state and federal prisoners.
Title: Employment of State and Federal Prisoners Prior to Incarceration, 2016
Author: Laura M. Maruschak and Tracy L. Snell, BJS Statisticians
The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Alexis R. Piquero, PhD, is the director.
About the Office of Justice Programs
The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law.
More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.