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created Feb 18, 2011

updated Apr 24, 2013

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To reduce respondent burden and improve data quality and timeliness, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) split the jail census into two parts: The Census of Jail Inmates was conducted with a reference date of June 30, 2005. The following spring it was followed by this enumeration, the Census of Jail Facilities, which collected data as of March 31, 2006. Previous jail enumerations were conducted in 1970 (ICPSR 7641), 1972 (ICPSR 7638), 1978 (ICPSR 7737), 1983 (ICPSR 8203), 1988 (ICPSR 9256), 1993 (ICPSR 6648), and 1999 (ICPSR 3318). The United States Census Bureau collected the data for the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The 2006 Census of Jail Facilities gathered data from all jail detention facilities holding inmates beyond arraignment, a period normally exceeding 72 hours. Jail facilities were operated by cities and counties, by private entities under contract to correctional authorities, and by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Excluded from the census were physically separate temporary holding facilities such as drunk tanks and police lockups that do not hold persons after being formally charged in court. Also excluded were state-operated facilities in Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Alaska, which have combined jail-prison systems. Fifteen independently operated jails in Alaska were included in the Census.

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demographic characteristics, inmates, correctional system, census data, inmate populations, corrections management, inmate programs, correctional facilities, jails, jail inmates
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Bureau of Justice Statistics
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Dataset Summary
Agency
Department of Justice
Sub-Agency
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Date Released
22-Jan-2010
Time Period
31-Mar-2006
Frequency
Every 5 years
High Value Dataset
Y
Suggested by Public
Y
Dataset Information
Data.gov Data Category Type
Raw Data Catalog
Specialized Data Category Designation
Statistical
Unique ID
1525
Extended Type
Raw Data
Contributing Agency Information
Citation
United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Census of Jail Facilities, 2006 [Computer file]. ICPSR26602-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]. doi:10.3886/ICPSR26602
Agency Program Page
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=dcdetail&iid=254
Agency Data Series Page
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/rawdata.cfm#cjf
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
Jail
Granularity
County
Geographic Coverage
United States
Data Quality
Data Quality Certification
Yes
Privacy and Confidentiality
Yes
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
BJS
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Data.gov Program Management Office Data.gov Program Management Office

created Feb 18, 2011

updated Apr 24, 2013

Description

To reduce respondent burden and improve data quality and timeliness, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) split the jail census into two parts: The Census of Jail Inmates was conducted with a reference date of June 30, 2005. The following spring it was followed by this enumeration, the Census of Jail Facilities, which collected data as of March 31, 2006. Previous jail enumerations were conducted in 1970 (ICPSR 7641), 1972 (ICPSR 7638), 1978 (ICPSR 7737), 1983 (ICPSR 8203), 1988 (ICPSR 9256), 1993 (ICPSR 6648), and 1999 (ICPSR 3318). The United States Census Bureau collected the data for the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The 2006 Census of Jail Facilities gathered data from all jail detention facilities holding inmates beyond arraignment, a period normally exceeding 72 hours. Jail facilities were operated by cities and counties, by private entities under contract to correctional authorities, and by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Excluded from the census were physically separate temporary holding facilities such as drunk tanks and police lockups that do not hold persons after being formally charged in court. Also excluded were state-operated facilities in Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Alaska, which have combined jail-prison systems. Fifteen independently operated jails in Alaska were included in the Census.

Activity
Community Rating
Current value: 0.0 out of 5
Your Rating
Current value: out of 5
Raters
0
Visits
1907
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1648
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Meta
Category
Law Enforcement, Courts, and Prisons
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Public
Tags
demographic characteristics, inmates, correctional system, census data, inmate populations, corrections management, inmate programs, correctional facilities, jails, jail inmates
Licensing and Attribution
Data Provided By
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Source Link
(none)
Dataset Summary
Agency
Department of Justice
Sub-Agency
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Date Released
22-Jan-2010
Time Period
31-Mar-2006
Frequency
Every 5 years
High Value Dataset
Y
Suggested by Public
Y
Dataset Information
Data.gov Data Category Type
Raw Data Catalog
Specialized Data Category Designation
Statistical
Unique ID
1525
Extended Type
Raw Data
Contributing Agency Information
Citation
United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Census of Jail Facilities, 2006 [Computer file]. ICPSR26602-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]. doi:10.3886/ICPSR26602
Agency Program Page
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=dcdetail&iid=254
Agency Data Series Page
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/rawdata.cfm#cjf
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
Jail
Granularity
County
Geographic Coverage
United States
Data Quality
Data Quality Certification
Yes
Privacy and Confidentiality
Yes
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
BJS