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Key Statistic: Jail Inmates
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Offenders confined in short-term facilities that are usually administered by a local enforcement agency and that are intended for adults but sometimes hold juveniles before or after adjudication. Jail inmates usually have a sentence of less than 1 year or are held pretrial, held for other correctional activities, awaiting sentencing, or awaiting transfer to other facilities after a conviction.

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Table: Estimated number of persons supervised by U.S. adult correctional systems, by correctional status, 1980-2015 (Excel, CSV)
Estimated number of jail inmates under correctional supervision in the United States, 1980-2015
 

 


Recommended Citation: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Key Statistics, <title of figure or table> on the Internet at www.bjs.gov (visited MM,DD,YYYY).

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