The Source for Crime and Justice Data

National Jail Census Series

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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Most Recent Publications

2015
Bronson, Jennifer,  Carson, E.A.,  Noonan, Margaret,  Berzofsky, Marcus . Veterans in Prison and Jail, 2011-12. Special Report. NCJ 249144, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2015
Helms, Ronald,  Gutierrez, Ricky S.,  Reeves-Gutierrez, Debra . Jail mental health resourcing: A conceptual and empirical study of social determinants. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.
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2015
Kaeble, Danielle,  Glaze, Lauren,  Tsoutis, Anastasios,  Minton, Todd . Correctional Populations in the United States, 2014. Bulletin. NCJ 249513, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2015
Minton, Todd D.,  Ginder, Scott,  Brumbaugh, Susan M.,  Smiley-McDonald, Hope,  Rohlof, Harley . Census of Jails: Population Changes, 1999-2013. Bulletin. NCJ 248627, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2015
Minton, Todd D.,  Zeng, Zhen . Jail Inmates at Midyear 2014. NCJ 248629, Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2015
Schlanger, Margo . How prisoners' rights lawyers are preserving the role of the courts. University of Miami Law Review.
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2015
Schlanger, Margo . Trends in prisoner litigation, as the PLRA enters adulthood. UC Irvine Law Review.
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2014
Downey, P. Mitchell,  Roman, John K. Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Guide for Drug Courts and Other Criminal Justice Programs. Research in Brief. NCJ 246769, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice.
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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
Glaze, Lauren E.,  Herberman, Erinn J. Correctional Populations in the United States, 2012. Bulletin. NCJ 243936, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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