Offenders Released from Iowa Prisons

data.iowa.gov | Last Updated 7 Jun 2019

This dataset provides information on offenders released from Iowa prisons beginning in FY 2014. It includes the fiscal year of when an offender is released from prison, their age groups, sex, race - ethnicity, closure type, convicting offense with description and the number of months served.

Tags: months served, time served

This dataset has the following 18 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Fiscal Year Closedfiscal_year_closednumberFiscal Years run from July 1 - June 30 and are named after the calendar year for which they end. For example, July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016 is considered Fiscal Year 2016. This data reflects the fiscal year the offender was released from prison.
Release Month & Yearrelease_month_yearcalendar_dateOffender's release month and year.
Closure Typeclosure_typetextReason for offender's release from prison.
Race - Ethnicityrace_ethnicitytextOffender's Race and Ethnicity.
SexsextextOffender's sex.
Age at Closureage_at_closurenumberAge of the offender when released from prison.
Institution Nameinstitution_nametextThe last institution where the offender spent their time.
Zip Code of Work Unit Regionzip_code_of_work_unit_regionpointZip Code of Institution
Zip Code of Work Unit Region (address)zip_code_of_work_unit_region_addresstext
Zip Code of Work Unit Region (city)zip_code_of_work_unit_region_citytext
Zip Code of Work Unit Region (state)zip_code_of_work_unit_region_statetext
Zip Code of Work Unit Region (zip)zip_code_of_work_unit_region_ziptext
Convicting Offenseconvicting_offensetextThe code found in our law book for the offense that had been convicted.
Convicting Offense Classificationconvicting_offense_classtextConviction maximum penalties: A Felony = Life; B Felony = 25 or 50 years; C Felony = 10 years; D Felony = 5 years; Aggravated Misdemeanor = 2 years; Serious Misdemeanor = 1 year; Simple Misdemeanor = 30 days
Convicting Offense Descriptionconvicting_offense_desctextGeneral description of the conviction that was committed.
Convicting Offense Typeconvicting_offense_typetextGeneral category of the conviction that was committed.
Convicting Offense Subtypeconvicting_offense_subtypetextFurther classification of the convicted offense.
Months Servedmonths_servednumberThe number of months the offender spent in prison.