Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Summary: The Annual Survey of Jails (ASJ) is the only data collection effort that provides an annual source of data on local jails and jail inmates. Data on the size of the jail population and selected inmate characteristics are obtained every five to six years from the Census of Jails. In each of the years between the full censuses, a sample survey of jails is conducted to estimate baseline characteristics of the nation's jails and inmates housed in these jails. The 2008 Annual Survey of Jails is... (view full summary)
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR28281.v1
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