BJS Releases Report on Employment of Persons Released from Prison; Updated Data Tool on Federal Statistics
WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Employment of Persons Released from Federal Prison in 2010. This report fulfills a congressional mandate in the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act, part of the 2019 Defense Reauthorization Act (P.L. 116–92, Title XI, Subtitle B, Section 1124). Congress tasked BJS and the U.S. Census Bureau with reporting on post-prison employment of persons released from federal prison. The records of persons released from federal prison in 2010 (collected by BJS in the Federal Justice Statistics Program) were linked with employment and earnings data from the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics program (collected by the Census Bureau) to estimate the percentage of persons who were employed in the 4 years (16 quarters) after release, as well as their earnings and employment sector. The report presents statistics on both pre-prison and post-prison employment and median earnings, differentiated by age, sex, race and ethnicity, most serious offense and amount of time served. The report also discusses the industry sectors that employed persons before and after imprisonment.
BJS also added 2019 data to the Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics tool. Through this dynamic tool, users can access data on suspects and defendants processed in the federal criminal justice system and generate various statistics in the areas of federal law enforcement, prosecution and courts, and incarceration. Users can also look up data based on title and section of the U.S. Criminal Code. Data are from BJS’s Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center.
TITLE: Employment of Persons Released from Federal Prison in 2010 (NCJ 303147)
AUTHORS: E. Ann Carson, Ph.D., BJS Statistician
Danielle H. Sandler, Ph.D., U.S. Census Bureau Senior Economist
Renuka Bhaskar, U.S. Census Bureau Survey Statistician
Leticia E. Fernandez, Ph.D., U.S. Census Bureau Survey Statistician
Sonya R. Porter, Ph.D., U.S. Census Bureau Principal Sociologist and Demographer
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. Doris J. James is the acting director.
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.