The purpose of this census was to provide information on
jails throughout the United States. Information is supplied on the
number of inmates held, types of accommodations, number of different
types of staff personnel, procedures for segregating certain types of
inmates, and selected programs and services.
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Jail Census, 1972. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994-02-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07638.v2
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics