Two datasets (in Romanian); each contains 280 cases (inmates incarcerated at four prisons: Craiova, Giurgiu, Timisoara and Tulcea).
The first dataset includes approximately 600 variables and is based on self-reported data collection via questionnaires administrated to inmates in a face-to-face survey. It includes an array of variables associated to familial background; the offending history; history of drug/alcohol use; experience of current imprisonment; relationships with life partners before and during imprisonment; relationships with children before and during imprisonment; relationships with friends before and during imprisonment; education, employment history and the development of human capital in prison.
The second dataset includes approximately 200 variables and is based on official records drawn from the prisons’ electronic database. It includes variables associated with inmates’ institutional behavior. A third dataset containing only 24 cases (inmates’ life-partners) was also created. It includes over 200 variables: socio-demographics, variables measuring the quality of couple relationship before and during men’s imprisonment, and variables describing the relationship with children.
Transcriptions of 50 semi-structured, in-depth interviews conducted with inmates held in three prisons (Gaesti, Giurgiu, Rahova), covering various topics related to the impact of imprisonment: how the inmate become involved in crime; the first contact with the prison environment; the experience of current incarceration; perceptions of personal change in prison; the quality of marital relationships before and during imprisonment; the quality of relationships with children before and during imprisonment; the quality of friendships before and during imprisonment; education, employment history and development of human capital during imprisonment; future plans (over 900 pages; in Romanian). Also, transcripts of three interviews conducted with inmates’ life-partners.