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Both surveys used the same data collection instument, and data files resulting from the combination of the two have the same variables and record layout. The Survey of Inmates in State Correctional Facilities (SISCF) was conducted for the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) by the Bureau of the Census. The Survey of Inmates in Federal Correctional Facilities (SIFCF) was also conducted for the BJS and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) by the Bureau of the Census.
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(more info) Conducted by the Bureau of the Census, this survey provides nationally representative data on state prison inmates and sentenced federal inmates held in federally owned and operated facilities. Through personal interviews from June-October 1997, inmates in both state and federal prisons provided information about their current offense and sentence, criminal history, family background and personal characteristics, prior drug and alcohol use and treatment programs, gun possession and use, gang membership, and prison activities, programs, and services. Prior surveys of state prison inmates, called SURVEY OF INMATES OF STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.