1. The Basics

NCRP compiles offender-level data on admissions to and releases from prisons and post-confinement community supervision. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has administered the NCRP since 1983. State departments of correction and community supervision provide these data, which are used at the federal and state levels to monitor correctional populations and address policy questions related to recidivism, prisoner reentry, and trends in demographic characteristics of the incarcerated and paroled populations.

See the attached NCRP FAQ Sheet for more information on NCRP.    NCRP FAQs.pdf

2. General Data Collection FAQs

3. Part A (Prison Admission) FAQs

4. Part B (Prison Release) FAQs

5. Part D (Prison Custody) FAQs

6. Part E (Post-Confinement Community Supervision Admissions) FAQs

7. Part F (Post-Confinement Community Supervision Releases) FAQs