United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
The purpose of this census was to provide information on
jails throughout the United States. Information is supplied on the
number of inmates held, types of accommodations, number of different
types of staff personnel, procedures for segregating certain types of
inmates, and selected programs and services.
National Jail Census Series
One or more data files in this study are set up in a non-standard format, such as card image format. Users
may need help converting these files before they can be used for analysis.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public.
Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. NATIONAL JAIL CENSUS, 1972. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Demographic Survey Division. 2nd ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1986. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07638.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07638.v2
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
self-enumerated forms, and personal interviews
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-03-18
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