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Work Assignments Reported by Prisoners, 2016

NCJ Number
Lauren G. Beatty; Tracy L. Snell
Date Published
April 2023
7 pages

This report provides statistics on whether prisoners were required to have a work assignment, the types of work they performed while incarcerated, and reasons they chose to have a work assignment if one was not required. 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 federal and state prisoners.