U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. NATIONAL JAIL CENSUS, 1993. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1996. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06648.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06648.v1
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Date of Collection:
All locally-administered jails in the United States.
Data Collection Notes:
(1) Excluded from the census were temporary holding
facilities, such as drunk tanks and police lockups, that do not hold
persons after they are formally charged in court (usually within 72
hours of arrest). Also excluded were state-operated facilities in
Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont, which
have combined jail-prison systems. Five locally-operated jails in
Alaska were included. (2) The data collection instrument is provided as
an electronic file in Portable Document File (PDF) format. The PDF
format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed
using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of
the Acrobat Reader is provided in the README file on the diskette
version of this study and through the NACJD Website on the Internet.
The data collection instrument is also available in hardcopy form upon
request from ICPSR.
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of
disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major
statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to
these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
Performed consistency checks.
Standardized missing values.
Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Restrictions: To preserve respondent confidentiality, certain
identifying variables are restricted from general dissemination. The
original, unmasked data are available from ICPSR. Requests for such
data must be submitted in writing, including specific reasons for the
request. All decisions regarding public release of data collections
containing confidential data are made by the Criminal Justice Archive
Advisory Committee. An additional nine variables regarding special
policies or procedures for the supervision of inmates who have tested
positive for AIDS were masked by the principal investigator and are not
present in the original ICPSR data.