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Study Report

Study Number: SJ-043-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1978

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: National jail census, 1978.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7737

Date Accessioned: 8/11/1994

Number of Files Received: 13

Comments: Data are in ASCII format and stored on a CD-ROM (DP7021).

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Machine-readable and a users' booklet.

Abstract: 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 3,493 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.

SUBJECT TERMS: crime. criminal justice system. Alabama. Alaska. Arizona. Arkansas. California. Colorado. Florida. Georgia. Idaho. Illinois. Indiana. Iowa. Kansas. Kentucky. Louisiana. Maine. Maryland. Massachusetts. Michigan. Minnesota. Mississippi. Missouri. Montana. Nebraska. Nevada. New Hampshire. New Jersey. New Mexico. New York. North Carolina. North Dakota. Ohio. Oklahoma. Oregon. Pennsylvania. South Carolina. South Dakota. Tennessee. Texas. United States. Utah. Virginia. Washington. West Virginia. Wisconsin. Wyoming.

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