This study provides detailed information on inmate
characteristics, length of time in jail, methods of release, conditions
of release, disciplinary violations, and types of program participation
while in jail. The file contains variables for each inmate, including
information about inmates' demographic characteristics, current
offenses, prior records, confinement conditions, disciplinary problems,
and nature and time of disposition.
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.
Austin, James, and Barry Krisberg. DIFFERENTIAL USE OF JAIL CONFINEMENT IN SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES, AND YOLO COUNTIES, 1981. San Francisco, CA: National Council on Crime and Delinquency Research Center [producer], 198?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08920.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08920.v1
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (81-IJ-CX-0068)
Scope of Study
criminal justice system,
Date of Collection:
Sentenced and unsentenced inmates of jails in three
California counties: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Yolo, a
event/transaction data, and personal interviews
Data Collection Notes:
A table in the codebook provides general information
for each site: population characteristics, jail characteristics, crime
and arrest rates, type of residency, average daily jail population,
annual jail admissions, proportion pretrial, Federal Bureau of
Investigation indexed crime rates, and felony arrest rates.
Sampling procedures vary by group and location. (1)
Unsentenced inmates - A systematic sample was drawn at the point of
booking at jail. Sampling fractions vary by jurisdiction. (2)
Unsentenced inmates held more than 72 hours - Systematic samples with
sampling fractions that vary by jurisdiction were drawn at the point of
booking. Those who had not been taken in the first sample and who met
the 72-hour criterion were taken. (3) Sentenced sample - Inmates in the
sentenced group were sampled at the time of release from jail. Sampling
fractions vary by jurisdictions. A total of 700 inmates was selected at
each site over a 12-month period. Each sampled group contained between
200 and 300 inmates.
jail records, municipal and superior court records,
California criminal history files, United States Department of Justice
public use data files, Federal Bureau of Investigation rap sheets, and
inmate interviews in Los Angeles
Original ICPSR Release: 1988-10-25
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