Prisoners in U.S. State and Federal Prisons, 1940

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Prisoners by sex and by state, reconciled across national Census of 1940 and Bureau of Justice Statistics’ annual series of prisoners in state and federal prisons. Consistent treatment of juvenile delinquents makes the figures comparable.

Dataset sheets:

  • fed-state: Bureau of Justice Statistics’ annual series of prisoners in state and federal prisons, by prison, for 1938-40. Prisoners by sex only for 1938.
  • census: prisoners by age, sex, and state from the national Census of 1940
  • matched: state-level prisoner totals matched across Bureau of Justice series and Census of 1940

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