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The Census of Jail Inmates (CJI) supplies data on characteristics of jails such as admissions and releases, growth in the number of jail facilities, changes in their rated capacities and level of occupancy, crowding issues, growth in the population supervised in the community, and changes in methods of community supervision. It also provides information on changes in the demographics of the jail population, supervision status of persons held, and a count of non-United States citizens in custody. The CJI enumerates 2,960 locally administered confinement facilities that held inmates beyond arraignment and were staffed by municipal or county employees. In addition, the census documents 12 Federal facilities that function as jails, bringing the number of jails in operation on June 30, 2005, to a nationwide total of 2,972. The data are intended for a variety of users, including federal and state agencies, local officials in conjunction with jail administrators, researchers, planners, and the public. The 2005 Census of Jail Inmates is part of a series of data collection efforts aimed at studying the nation's locally-administered jails. To reduce respondent burden and improve data quality and timeliness, the National Jail Census was split into two parts for 2005 and 2006: the Census of Jail Inmates (2005), and the Census of Jail Facilities (2006).

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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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Data Provided By
Bureau of Justice Statistics
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Dataset Summary
Agency
Department of Justice
Sub-Agency
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Date Released
07/27/2007
Date Updated
06/29/2010
Time Period
7/01/2004-6/30/2005
Frequency
every 5 to 7 years
High Value Dataset
Y
Suggested by Public
N
Dataset Information
Data.gov Data Category Type
Raw Data Catalog
Specialized Data Category Designation
Statistical
Unique ID
2411
Extended Type
Raw Data
Contributing Agency Information
Citation
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. CENSUS OF JAIL INMATES: JURISDICTION-LEVEL DATA, 2005. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ICPSR20367-v1. 2007. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 2007-07-27. doi:10.3886/ICPSR20367
Agency Program Page
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=dcdetail&iid=404
Agency Data Series Page
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/rawdata.cfm#cji
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
jurisdiction
Granularity
county or city
Geographic Coverage
United States
Data Quality
Data Quality Certification
Yes
Privacy and Confidentiality
Yes
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
Bureau of Justice Statistics
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Data.gov Program Management Office Data.gov Program Management Office

created Feb 18, 2011

updated May 11, 2011

Description

The Census of Jail Inmates (CJI) supplies data on characteristics of jails such as admissions and releases, growth in the number of jail facilities, changes in their rated capacities and level of occupancy, crowding issues, growth in the population supervised in the community, and changes in methods of community supervision. It also provides information on changes in the demographics of the jail population, supervision status of persons held, and a count of non-United States citizens in custody. The CJI enumerates 2,960 locally administered confinement facilities that held inmates beyond arraignment and were staffed by municipal or county employees. In addition, the census documents 12 Federal facilities that function as jails, bringing the number of jails in operation on June 30, 2005, to a nationwide total of 2,972. The data are intended for a variety of users, including federal and state agencies, local officials in conjunction with jail administrators, researchers, planners, and the public. The 2005 Census of Jail Inmates is part of a series of data collection efforts aimed at studying the nation's locally-administered jails. To reduce respondent burden and improve data quality and timeliness, the National Jail Census was split into two parts for 2005 and 2006: the Census of Jail Inmates (2005), and the Census of Jail Facilities (2006).

Activity
Community Rating
Current value: 0.0 out of 5
Your Rating
Current value: out of 5
Raters
0
Visits
1049
Downloads
785
Comments
0
Contributors
0
Meta
Category
Law Enforcement, Courts, and Prisons
Permissions
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
07/27/2007
Date Updated
06/29/2010
Time Period
7/01/2004-6/30/2005
Frequency
every 5 to 7 years
High Value Dataset
Y
Suggested by Public
N
Dataset Information
Data.gov Data Category Type
Raw Data Catalog
Specialized Data Category Designation
Statistical
Unique ID
2411
Extended Type
Raw Data
Contributing Agency Information
Citation
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. CENSUS OF JAIL INMATES: JURISDICTION-LEVEL DATA, 2005. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ICPSR20367-v1. 2007. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 2007-07-27. doi:10.3886/ICPSR20367
Agency Program Page
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=dcdetail&iid=404
Agency Data Series Page
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/rawdata.cfm#cji
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
jurisdiction
Granularity
county or city
Geographic Coverage
United States
Data Quality
Data Quality Certification
Yes
Privacy and Confidentiality
Yes
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
Bureau of Justice Statistics