Inmate Admissions with Substance Use Year 2018 Quarterly County Corrections

data.pa.gov | Last Updated 6 Dec 2018

This dataset is quarterly data by county, including inmate admissions, average Texas Christian University Drug Screen II (TCU) score, number and percent of inmate admissions who identify opioids as top three drug of choice, inmates with a substance abuse problem, and number and percent who used opioids in the year prior to admission. This data is available starting with the first Quarter of Calendar Year 2018.

Tags: opioid, inmate, admission, drug, abuse, corrections

This dataset has the following 16 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
State FIPSstate_fipstextThese are the first 2 digits of the 5-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code that designate the State association. Each State has its own 2-digit number and each County within the state has its own 3-digit number which are combined into a 5-digit number to uniquely identify every US county. For more technical details : Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) after approval by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 111 (d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as amended by the Computer Security Act of 1987, Public Law 100-235. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the U.S., Its Possessions, and Associated Areas -- 90 Aug 31 , provides the names and codes that represent the counties and other entities treated as equivalent legal and/or statistical subdivisions of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the possessions and freely associated areas of the United States. Counties are considered to be the "first-order subdivisions" of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.). Information gathered from census data - https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/codes/cou.html
County FIPScounty_fipstextThe FIPS county code is a five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code (FIPS 6-4) which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States, certain U.S. possessions, and certain freely associated states. This is the 3-digit part of the 5-digit county FIPS code specifically standing for the county.
County NamecountytextCounty name from which the inmate was sentenced to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Pennsylvania has 67 counties.
Drug Screened AdmissionsadmitsnumberTotal number of new commit admissions with valid Texas Christian University Drug Screen II (TCU) scores
Average TCU Drug Screen Scoreaverage_tcu_scorenumberAverage score on the Texas Christian University Drug Screens (TCU) among Department of Corrections (DOC) admissions who have scores. The TCU assesses for substance abuse issues and provides a score between 0 and 9. A score of 3 or higher indicates a substance use disorder. Link: http://ibr.tcu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/TCU-Drug-Screen-II-sg-v11.pdf
New Admissions with Opioid Useadmits_w_reported_opioid_usenumberNumber of new court admissions who used opiates as their top three drugs of choice, based on the TCU assessment results. The TCU Drug Screen II is scored to produce a single total score which can range from 0 to 9. Score values of 3 or greater indicate relatively severe drug-related problems, and correspond approximately to DSM drug dependence diagnosis. Responses to Item 10 indicate which drug (or drugs) the respondent feels is primarily responsible for his or her drug-related problems.
Percent of New Admissions with Opioid Useof_total_admits_w_opioid_usenumberPercent of total new court admissions who used opiates as their top three drugs of choice.
Admissions with Diagnosed Substance Abuse Problemadmits_w_diagnosed_substance_abuse_problemnumberNumber of new court admissions who had a TCU score of 3 or higher, indicating a substance abuse problem. The TCU Drug Screen II is scored to produce a single total score which can range from 0 to 9. Score values of 3 or greater indicate relatively severe drug-related problems, and correspond approximately to DSM drug dependence diagnosis. Responses to Item 10 indicate which drug (or drugs) the respondent feels is primarily responsible for his or her drug-related problems.
Percent of Admissions with Diagnosed Substance Abuse Problemof_admits_w_diagnosed_substance_abusenumberPercent of new court admissions who had a TCU score of 3 or higher, indicating a substance abuse problem. The TCU Drug Screen II is scored to produce a single total score which can range from 0 to 9. Score values of 3 or greater indicate relatively severe drug-related problems, and correspond approximately to DSM drug dependence diagnosis. Responses to Item 10 indicate which drug (or drugs) the respondent feels is primarily responsible for his or her drug-related problems.
Admissions with Opioid use in past 12 monthsadmits_w_opioid_use_in_past_12_months_before_admit_1numberNumber of new court admissions who self identified as using Opiates, Heroin, or Meth in the prior 12 months before admission to DOC.
Percent of Admissions with Opioid use in past 12 monthsadmits_w_opioid_use_in_past_12_months_before_admit_2numberPercent of total new court admissions who self identified as using Opiates, Heroin, or Meth in the prior 12 months before admission to DOC
YearyeartextCalendar Year of Data
QuarterquartertextQuarter of the calendar year from which data is provided.
County Code Numbercounty_code_numbernumberCode for County in number format. '0' indicates the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
County Codecounty_codetextTwo-digit code for County in text format. '00' indicates the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Two-digit codes will help match counties in other files.
Latitude/LongitudecentroidlocationLatitude and Longitude for a point within the county. A point is also provided for outside of the state (on a map it will sit to the southeast of the state). This number represents the total number for the state and this location provides a spot on a map to display the PA number without having it duplicate within a county when using in a mapping visual.