This census, designed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics
and conducted by the United States Census Bureau, includes
all state correctional facilities known to the Census Bureau in 1979.
Each facility is classified into one of ten categories such as
community center, prison farm, road camp, or reception center. Data
for 1979 include number of inmates by security classification and by
sex, number of full- and part-time staff, number of paid and volunteer
staff broken down by position, age, pay, and education, number and age of
facilities, type of facilities provided in each cell by size of cell,
hospital facilities available, programs provided for the inmates, job
training, and inmate IQ scores.