Prison Communication Policies Late in the 20th Century

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Writing, visiting, and telephoning regulations by state for prisoners in U.S. state prisons from 1958 to 2005.

Dataset sheets:

  • policies 1956-2005: summary of visiting, writing, and telephoning policies for prisoners in 1956, 1971, 1981, 1991, and 2005
  • visiting 1956-81: visits to prisoners allowed per month in state prisons in 1956, 1971, and 1981
  • telephoning 1971-1991: detailed telephone policies in state prisons in 1971, 1981, and 1991
  • letters 1971-81: letter writing regulations for prisoners in 1971 and 1981
  • visiting 1976-87: visits to prisoners allowed per month in state prisons in 1976 and 1987

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