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Data Collection: Census of Jail Inmates
Status: Active
Frequency: 2005
Latest data available: 2005

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 Census was split into two data collections: the Census of Jail Inmates and the Census of Jail Facilities. The Census of Jail Inmates (CJI) collects data on jail jurisdictions' supervised populations, inmate counts and movements, and persons supervised in the community.

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Collection Period

2005

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Methodology

The Census included all locally administered confinement facilities under the authority of 2,853 jurisdictions. It also included 42 private and 65 multi-jurisdiction jails. Excluded were temporary holding faciliites and state-operated facilities in CN, DE, HI, RI, and VT which operate combined jail-prison systems.Fourteen locally-operated jails in Alaska were included.

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Changes Over Time

The questionnaire is modified with each iteration to capture information on evolving issues in criminal justice and topics of greatest interest to users.

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Publications & Products

The following publications and products were generated by BJS using data from this collection.

Number of inmates in State prisons and local jails per 100,000 residents, by gender, race, and Hispanic origin, June 30, 2005 Table 14 from Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2005
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Number of inmates in custody of State or Federal prisons Table 12 from Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2005
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Drunk Driving This report examines trends in arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) and provides a detailed picture of drunk drivers held in local jails in 1983 for driving while intoxicated (DWI).
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Part of the Census of Jails Series

Correctional Populations in the United States, 1985 This statistical report on correctional populations in the United States for 1985 is a consolidation of data collected in various statistical programs currently maintained by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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Part of the Correctional Populations in the United States Series

Census of Jails, 1978, Volume 1 - Data for Individual Jails in the Northeast Volume I of this report presents data from the 1978 Census of Jails and its companion Survey of Jail Inmates for the 207 jails in the northeast region; it is part of a series of reports on 3,493 county and city jails covered by the 1978 census.
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Part of the Census of Jails Series

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