National Jail Census, 1972 (ICPSR 7638)

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

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07638.v2

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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

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
1972
1972-06 -- 1972-10

All locally operated jails which have the authority to house adults 48 hours or longer.

self-enumerated forms, and personal interviews

aggregate data

1984-03-18

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. NATIONAL JAIL CENSUS, 1972. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Demographic Survey Division. 2nd ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1986. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07638.v2

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  • 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.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
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This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.