Inmates Under Custody: Beginning 2008 | Last Updated 28 May 2020

Represents inmates under custody in NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision as of March 31 of the snapshot year. Includes data about admission type, county, gender, age, race/ethnicity, crime, and facility.

Tags: admission type, county, inmates, gender, age, race/ethnicity, crime, correctional facility

This dataset has the following 9 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Snapshot Yearsnapshot_yearnumberYear represented by the snapshot population. Data represents inmates under custody on March 31, the end of the Fiscal Year.
Latest Admission Typelatest_admission_typetextType of Admission to NYSDOCCS: New Court Commitment = new admission to prison on current offense; Returned Parole Violator (RPV) = return to prison for technical violation of parole conditions; Other = This category represents returns to prison for something other than a new court commitment or a parole violation. It is comprised primarily of returns from other agencies and returns from court ordered discharge.
County of Indictmentcounty_of_indictmenttextCounty of indictment associated with the most serious conviction offense
GendergendertextInmate gender
Most Serious Crimemost_serious_crimetextMost serious conviction offense of inmate, as defined by offense with the longest maximum sentence. Refer to DOCCS Crime List document attached to this data set for more detailed crime descriptions and associated legal authority.
Current Agecurrent_agenumberInmate age as of the file date
Housing Facilityhousing_facilitytextFacility in which inmate was housed as of the file date
Facility Security Levelfacility_security_leveltextSecurity Level associated with inmate housing facility as of the file date
Race/Ethnicityrace_ethnicitytextRace/Ethnicity as reported by the inmate, adjusted for country of birth and parental country of birth to determine Hispanic ethnicity. Inmates with Hispanic ethnicity will be reported as Hispanic, regardless of reported race. This data element is provided for the snapshot of the population as of March 31 (Beginning 2018).