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Survey of Jail Inmates, 1978

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Survey of Inmates in Local Jails Series
Publication Date
1984-03-18
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
correctional facilities; criminal histories; demographic characteristics; drug use; inmate programs; inmates; jail inmates; jails; offenses; sentencing
Description
  • Abstract

    In February of 1978, locally operated jails were surveyed on a national scale. Of the more than 158,000 persons who were estimated to be held in these jails at that time, a sample of 5,247 inmates was drawn. Information was gathered regarding type of facility, availability of health care in the facility, personal and educational backgrounds, reasons for incarceration, sentencing, numbers of offenses, and inmate drug use.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Standardized missing values.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1978-02
  • Collection date: 1978-02-19
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Jail inmates in the United States in 1978.
Sampling
A random probability sample of 5,247 jail inmates was drawn nationally across the United States.
Note
2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.1997-02-13 SAS and SPSS data definition statements are now available for this collection. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7751 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07751.v2
Publications
  • Ewert, Stephanie, Sykes, Bryan L., Pettit, Becky. The degree of disadvantage: Incarceration and inequality in education. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.651, (1), 24-43.2014.
    • ID: 10.1177/0002716213503100 (DOI)
  • National Research Council. The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 2014.
    • ID: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=18613 (URL)
  • Sykes, Bryan L., Pettit, Becky. Mass incarceration, family complexity, and the reproduction of childhood disadvantage. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.654, (1), 127-149.2014.
    • ID: 10.1177/0002716214526345 (DOI)
  • Rosenfeld, Jake, Pettit, Becky, Laird, Jennifer, Sykes, Bryan. Incarceration and Racial Inequality in Voter Turnout. Seattle, WA. 2011.
  • Ewert, Stephanie, Pettit, Becky, Sykes, Bryan. The Degree of Disadvantage: Incarceration and Racial Inequality in Education. University of Washington, . 2010.
    • ID: http://faculty.washington.edu/blsykes/Publications_files/asr_prison_ed_FINAL-1.pdf (URL)
  • Western, Bruce, Pettit, Becky. Black-White wage inequality, employment rates, and incarceration. American Journal of Sociology.111, (2), 553-581.2005.
    • ID: 10.1086/432780 (DOI)
  • Bonczar, Thomas P.. Prevalence of Imprisonment in the U.S. Population, 1974-2001. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report.NCJ 197976, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2003.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/piusp01.pdf (URL)
  • Western, Bruce, Pettit, Becky. Incarceration and racial inequality in men's employment. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.54, (1), 3-16.2000.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2696029 (URL)
  • Western, Bruce, Beckett, Katherine. How Unregulated Is the U.S. Labor Market? The Penal System as a Labor Market Institution. American Journal of Sociology.104, (4), 1030 -1999.
    • ID: 10.1086/210135 (DOI)
  • Miller, Brenda A., Welte, John W.. Comparisons of incarcerated offenders according to use of alcohol and/or drugs prior to offense. Criminal Justice and Behavior.13, (4), 366-392.1986.
    • ID: 10.1177/0093854886013004002 (DOI)
  • Weisheit, Ralph A.. Sex differences in the jail population: Competing explanations. Criminal Justice Review.10, (1), 47-51.1985.
    • ID: 10.1177/073401688501000107 (DOI)
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics. Profile of Jail Inmates: Sociodemographic Findings from the 1978 Survey of Inmates of Local Jails. National Prisoner Statistics Report.NCJ 65412, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1980.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/65412NCJRS.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (1984): Survey of Jail Inmates, 1978. Version 1. Survey of Inmates in Local Jails Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07751.v1