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Survey of Jail Inmates, 1972

Metadata Updated: November 28, 2023

This study is a follow-up to the National Jail Census, 1970. In addition to gathering more information concerning jails, the survey also collected demographic data, incarceration history, and legal status data from a sample of the inmates of local jails. The study includes basic demographic data, income and employment data, reason for incarceration, bail status, dates of admission and sentencing, length and type of sentence and previous incarceration history.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023

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Harvested from DOJ JSON

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023
Publisher Bureau of Justice Statistics
Identifier 291
Data First Published 1984-03-18T00:00:00
Language eng
Data Last Modified 1992-02-16T00:00:00
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 011:21
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Harvest Source Id 3290e90a-116f-42fc-86ac-e65521ef3b68
Harvest Source Title DOJ JSON
Program Code 011:061
Publisher Hierarchy Office of Justice Programs > Bureau of Justice Statistics
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 676682b179bde0f014d323a0dbf544306b6b389f9161fe78e6ec4cb1051b4086
Source Schema Version 1.1

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