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Survey of Inmates in Local Jails, 2002 [United States] (ICPSR 4359) RSS

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Summary:

This collection provides nationally representative data on persons held prior to trial and on convicted offenders serving sentences in local jails or awaiting transfer to state prisons. Data cover individual characteristics of jail inmates, current offenses, sentences and time served, criminal histories, jail activities, conditions and programs, prior drug and alcohol use and treatment, and health care services provided while in jail. Part 1, Numeric Data, contains numeric data for all questions in the survey, while Part 2, Alphanumeric Data, consists of non-numeric answers to the "Other, Specify" selection available for some of the questions.

Series: Survey of Inmates in Local Jails Series

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Numeric Data - Download All Files (80.2 MB)
Data:
DS2:  Alphanumeric Data - Download All Files (230.4 MB) large dataset
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Survey of Inmates in Local Jails, 2002 [United States]. ICPSR04359-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-08-22. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04359.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   correctional facilities, criminal histories, demographic characteristics, drug use, inmate programs, inmates, jail inmates, jails, offenses, sentencing

Smallest Geographic Unit:   United States

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2002

Date of Collection:  

  • 2002-01--2002-04

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Male, female and juvenile inmates held in institutions listed in the 1999 Census of Jails plus jails opened after the census but before the spring of 2002.

Data Types:   survey data

Methodology

Sample:   The sample for the 2002 survey was selected from a universe of 3,365 jails housing 529,084 adult males, 67,464 adult females and 9,449 juvenile (both male and female) inmates. The sample design was a stratified two-stage selection, in which jails were selected in the first stages and inmates to be interviewed were selected in the second stage. In the first sampling stage, using a target jail sample size of 460, six separate strata were formed based on the size of the male, female, and juveniles populations in each jail.

Weight:   Through the application of weights and a series of adjustments, the data for the 2002 survey were weighted so that the sum of all sample weights would equal 631,241 (which was the total number of inmates in local jails on June 30, 2001, estimated by the 2001 Annual Survey of Jails). The weighting procedure consisted of a base weight for each inmate and four adjustment factors that produced the final weight for the survey.

Mode of Data Collection:   computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI)

Response Rates:   84 percent

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.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2012-08-22 A Restricted Data Use Agreement form was added to the documentation files that can be downloaded from the study home page.
  • 2006-11-21 The questionnaire supplied by the Principal Investigator has been appended to the codebook.

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Variables

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DS1: Numeric Data

S9Q14A_1 - EVER RECEIVED OTHER MENTAL HEALTH TREAMENT
Because of a mental or emotional problem have you EVER received any other mental health treatment or services?
S9Q16A - MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE INHIBITS FULL PARTICIPATION IN WORK/SCHOOL
Does a mental health condition keep you from participating fully in work, school, or other activities?
S9Q12B - BEEN ADMITTED TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT IN YEAR PRIOR TO ARREST
Were you admitted to a mental hospital, unit or treatment program at any time during the 12 months before your arrest [CURRENT ARREST DATE]?
S9Q12C - BEEN ADMITTED TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT IN YEAR PRIOR TO ADMISSION
Have you been admitted to a mental hospital, unit, or treatment program since your admission to jail [CURRENT ADMISSION DATE]?
S9Q13A - EVER RECEIVED COUNSELING FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Because of a mental or emotional problem have you EVER received counseling or therapy from a trained professional?
S9Q10A_1 - HAD A DEPRESSIVE DISORDER
Have you ever been told by a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, that you had - A depressive disorder
S9Q10A_3 - HAD PSYCHOTIC DISORDER
Have you ever been told by a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, that you had - Schizophrenia or another psychotic disorder
S9Q10A_4 - HAD POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Have you ever been told by a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, that you had - Post-traumatic stress disorder
S9Q14C - RECEIVED SUCH TREATMENT SINCE ADMISSION
Have you received [SPECIFIED MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT] since your admission to jail [CURRENT ADMISSION DATE]?
S9Q10A_7 - HAD OTHER MENTAL CONDITION
Have you ever been told by a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, that you had - Any other mental or emotional condition

DS2: Alphanumeric Data

S9Q14A_SP - EVER RECEIVED OTHER MENTAL HEALTH TREAMENT
Because of a mental or emotional problem have you EVER received any other mental health treatment or services?
S9Q10A_SP - HAD OTHER MENTAL CONDITION
Have you ever been told by a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, that you had -

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