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National Jail Census Series RSS

Investigator(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics

The National Jail Census was conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Excluded from the census were federal- or state-administered facilities, including the combined jail-prison systems in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Data include jail population by reason being held, age (juvenile or adult) and sex, maximum sentence that can be served in the facility, available services, type of security available, facility capacity, age, construction and renovation of the facility, employment, and operating expenditures.

Years Produced: Every 5 years

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2014
Kleck, Gary,  Barnes, J.C . Do more police lead to more crime deterrence?. Crime and Delinquency. 60, (5), 716-738.
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2013
Leip, Leslie A.,  Stinchcomb, Jeanne B. Should I stay or should I go?: Job satisfaction and turnover intent of jail staff throughout the United States. Criminal Justice Review. 38, (2), 226-241.
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2011
Carson, E. Ann,  Noonan, Margaret E. Prison and Jail Deaths in Custody, 2000-2009. Statistical Tables. NCJ 236219, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2011
Stephan, James,  Walsh, Georgette . Census of Jail Facilities, 2006. NCJ 230188, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2010
Wang, Xia,  Mears, Daniel P. Examining the direct and interactive effects of changes and ethnic threat on sentencing decisions. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. 47, (4), 522-557.
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2008
Applegate, Brandon K.,  Sitren, Alicia H. The jail and the community: Comparing jails in rural and urban contexts. Prison Journal. 88, (2), 252-269.
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2008
Beck, Allen J.,  Harrison, Paige M. Sexual Victimization in Local Jails Reported by Inmates, 2007. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report. NCJ 221946, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.
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2008
Sabol, William J.,  Couture, Heather . Prison Inmates at Midyear 2007. Bulletin. NCJ 221944, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2008
2007
Campaign for Youth Justice . Jailing Juveniles: The dangers of incarcerating youth in adult jails in America. Washington, DC: Campaign for Youth Justice.
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