United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
This survey provides data on inmates' socioeconomic and
demographic characteristics, previous military service, prior criminal
history, jail activities, drug and alcohol use, health care, and
Survey of Inmates in Local Jails Series
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. SURVEY OF INMATES OF LOCAL JAILS, 1983: [UNITED STATES]. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ICPSR08274-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1997. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08274.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08274.v1
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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
Multistage probability sample. Jails were stratified
according to the number and gender of inmates housed. Some large jails
were included with certainty. Sample ratios of inmates within the
selected jails vary by strata.
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:
Standardized missing values.
Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1985-10-09
- 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one
or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well
as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable,
and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to
reflect these additions.
- 1997-02-13 SAS data definition statements are now available
for this collection and the SPSS data definition statements have
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