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Census of Local Jails, 1983: Volume V. Selected Findings Methodology and Summary Tables

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Date Published
November 1988
Publication Series
This fifth Volume of the 1983 Census of Local Jails describes the census methodology, presents 17 summary tables by region and State, provides 13 text tables, and outlines selected findings in narrative form.

Selected findings cover the number of jails and jail inmates, jails under court order, inmate deaths, planned changes in jails, expenditures, jail employees, inmate programs, and juveniles. Summary tables by region and State address inmate population, jail capacity, and jails under court order; inmate population by detention status and average daily population; inmates held for Federal, State, and other local authorities; population movement; inmate deaths; and number of jails by detention authority and inmate sex. Other summary tables focus on number of confinement units, beds, and inmates by confinement unit use; planned changes in jails and cost; expenditures; and number and type of jail payroll and nonpayroll employees. Data pertaining to jail programs cover work release, weekend sentence, exercise activities, medical screening and physical exams, and medical personnel within the jail. Text tables contain statistics on juveniles.

Date Published: November 1, 1988