Survey of Inmates in Local Jails Series

Investigator(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics

Formerly Survey of Jail Inmates.

This collection provides nationally representative data on persons held prior to trial and on those convicted offenders serving sentences in local jails or awaiting transfer to state prisons. Data were collected on individual characteristics of jail inmates (sex, race, ethnicity, Hispanic origin, employment), current offenses and sentences, characteristics of victims, criminal histories, jail activities and programs, prior drug and alcohol use and treatment, and health care services provided while in jail.

Years Produced: Every 6 years.