United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
This census provides information on county and municipal
jails facilities in the United States and their administration. For
all jails, the data
include number of prisoners and their reason for being held, age and
sex of prisoners, maximum sentence that could be served in the
facility, facility capacity and age, types of security available, and
operating expenditures. For jails in counties and municipalities with
populations of 25,000 or more, data are supplied on quarterly jail
population, age of cells, and availability of service facilities and
programs for inmates.
National Jail Census Series
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. NATIONAL JAIL CENSUS, 1970. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Governments Division. 2nd ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1996. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07641.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07641.v2
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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
self-administered mail questionnaires
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.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-03-18
- 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.
- 1996-11-21 SAS and SPSS data definition statements for the
logical record length version of the data have been added to this
collection, and the codebook was reformatted to reinstate truncated
Frase, Richard S.
The Handbook of Crime and Punishment
New York, NY:
Oxford University Press.
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