Annual Survey of Jails: Jurisdiction-Level and Jail-Level Data, 1992

Metadata Updated: August 18, 2021

This collection provides annual data on jail populations across the nation and examines the "spillover" effect on local jails resulting from the dramatic growth in federal and state prison populations. These data permit an assessment of the demands placed on correctional resources and provide a comprehensive picture of the adult correctional system and changes that occur within the system. Information is available on the number of inmates by sex, race, adult or juvenile status, reason being held, and cause of death. Also added in the 1992 survey were variables on citizenship, population movement, and total number of inmate deaths for inmates originally confined to the facility in question who died either at that facility or elsewhere. Also, the 1992 version included a more complete survey of jail programs and a supplemental questionnaire (CJ-5S), which dealt with AIDS-related questions. In addition, information was collected for the first time on drug testing, programs that treated or educated inmates, boot camps, work release, and alternatives to incarceration such as electronic monitoring, house arrest, community service, and weekend or day reporting.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 18, 2021

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 18, 2021
Publisher Bureau of Justice Statistics
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier 60
Data First Published 1995-06-06T00:00:00
Language eng
Data Last Modified 2005-11-04T00:00:00
Public Access Level public
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