ERIC Number: ED099549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Inmates of Local Jails, 1972. Advance Report.
Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
This report contains the major findings from the Survey of Inmates of Local Jails, which was conducted in the summer of 1972 for the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration by the U. S. Bureau of the Census. This first nationwide attempt to assess the socioeconomic characteristics of the country's jail population was a followup to the National Jail Census of 1970. The survey concentrates on an investigation of the socioeconomic characteristics of jail inmates and an inquiry into the status of the nation's jails. The survey employed two distinct questionnaires--one designed to elicit directly from the authorities of each jail specific data on physical facilities, staff personnel, and programs conducted for inmates, and the other to be used by interviewers to obtain information directly from inmates. Statistics gathered included basic demographic data, reasons for incarceration, bail status, length of pretrial confinement, length of sentence, geographical distribution of the inmates, physical data on jails, and the social and rehabilitation services offered. Tables show statistics on: socioeconomic characteristics of inmates by race, offense and confinement status; number of jails and inmates by State and the number and percent of jails with locally sponsored rehabilitative services and programs by jail size. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.