Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Summary: The 1999 Census of Jails is the seventh in a series of data collection efforts aimed at studying the nation's locally administered jails. Previous censuses were conducted in 1970, 1972, 1978, 1983, 1988, and 1993. The 1999 census enumerated 3,365 locally administered confinement facilities that held inmates beyond arraignment and were staffed by municipal or county employees. Among these were 47 privately operated jails under contract for local governments and 42 regional jails that were op... (view full summary)
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03318.v3
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