Specialized Research

To request historical reports, please email the Office of Research Data Concierge Service: data.requests@cdcr.ca.gov.

Biennial Report of Research Activities

California Penal Code Section 3520 requires CDCR to prepare a biennial report documenting research activities approved and completed by the Department. The report covers two fiscal years and is due to the Legislature by January 1st.

  • Biennial Report of Research Activities – July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020 (available January 1, 2021)
  • Biennial Report 2021

Contraband Interdiction Pilot Program

In partnership with CDCR, California State University, Fresno completed the Contraband Interdiction Pilot Program Full Evaluation Report in February 2021.