Replication data for: The Incapacitation Effect of Incarceration: Evidence from Several Italian Collective Pardons

Alessandro Barbarino & Giovanni Mastrobuoni
We estimate the \"incapacitation effect\" on crime using variation in Italian prison population driven by eight collective pardons passed between 1962 and 1990. The prison releases are sudden (within one day), very large (up to 35 percent of the entire prison population), and happen nationwide. Exploiting this quasi-natural experiment we break the simultaneity of crime and prisoners and, in addition, use the national character of the pardons to separately identify incapacitation from changes in deterrence....
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