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The National Jail Census was conducted in early 1978 by the United States Census Bureau for the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The census was taken of all locally administered county and municipal jails with the authority to hold prisoners for more than 48 hours. Data are presented for jails in 45 states. Excluded are Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Information includes jail population by legal status, age and sex of prisoners, maximum sentence, admissions and releases, available services, structure and capacity, expenditure, and employment.

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demographic characteristics, inmates, correctional system, census data, inmate populations, corrections management, correctional facilities, jails, jail inmates
Licensing and Attribution
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
03/18/1984
Date Updated
11/04/2005
Time Period
1978
Frequency
approximately every 5 years from 1970 to 1999
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
2542
Extended Type
Raw Data
Contributing Agency Information
Citation
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. NATIONAL JAIL CENSUS, 1978 [Computer file]. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 4th ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1997. doi:10.3886/ICPSR07737
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#njc
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
facility
Granularity
county or municipality
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 May 11, 2011

Description

The National Jail Census was conducted in early 1978 by the United States Census Bureau for the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The census was taken of all locally administered county and municipal jails with the authority to hold prisoners for more than 48 hours. Data are presented for jails in 45 states. Excluded are Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Information includes jail population by legal status, age and sex of prisoners, maximum sentence, admissions and releases, available services, structure and capacity, expenditure, and employment.

Activity
Community Rating
Current value: 0.0 out of 5
Your Rating
Current value: out of 5
Raters
0
Visits
489
Downloads
524
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, 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
03/18/1984
Date Updated
11/04/2005
Time Period
1978
Frequency
approximately every 5 years from 1970 to 1999
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
2542
Extended Type
Raw Data
Contributing Agency Information
Citation
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. NATIONAL JAIL CENSUS, 1978 [Computer file]. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 4th ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1997. doi:10.3886/ICPSR07737
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#njc
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
facility
Granularity
county or municipality
Geographic Coverage
United States
Data Quality
Data Quality Certification
Yes
Privacy and Confidentiality
Yes
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
BJS