How Prisoners' Rights Lawyers are Preserving the Role of the Courts, 69 U. Miami L. Rev. 519 (2015)
Trends in Prisoner Litigation, as the PLRA Enters Adulthood, 5 U.S. Irvine L. Rev. 153 (2015)
TRENDS IN PRISONER LITIGATION AS THE PLRA APPROACHES 20, CORRECTIONAL LAW REPORTER (FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017)
Link to the U.C. Irvine article, including its appendix.Link to the U. Miami article, including its appendix.Link to the Correctional Law Reporter article.See the bottom of this page for data/tables/figures, including additional detail supplementing the published data.
II. Litigation data sources
III. Prison and Jail Population, and Court Order Data Sources
The sources used for prison and jail population, and for court order data, are described in detail in the two law review Articles' printed appendices (see links at the top of this page). The Correctional Law Reporter article adds data from 2013 through 2015:
Prisons, 2013 to 2014: Corrections Statistical Analysis Tool (CSAT)—Prisoners, U.S. Dep't. of Just., Bureau Just. Stat., http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=nps (follow "Quick Tables" hyperlink; then view "Inmates in custody of state or federal correctional facilities, excluding private prison facilities, December 31, 1978-2014" and "Inmates in custody of state or federal correctional facilities, including private prison facilities, December 31, 1999-2014":
III. Replication code
The replication code uses the (posted) panel data (see Part I, above) which combines federal district court terminations data (see Part II, above), and Bureau of Justice Statistics data described in the article's technical appendix--to generate all three article's figures and tables, except for Table 7 in the U.C. Irvine article, which is based on case-by-case research.
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