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Public comments requested on the reinstatement, with change, of BJS data collection: Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities

BJS encourages comments for 60 days through May 10, 2024, on the Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities. Your comments on BJS’s request to the Office of Management and Budget, which is published in the Federal Register, should respond to one or more of the following:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of BJS, including whether the information will have practical utility
  • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used
  • Evaluate whether and if so, how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
  • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of technology.

Through the Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities, BJS will collect data from approximately 1,670 state and federal adult correctional facilities, that describe facility capacity and crowding, safety and security within prisons, staff workload, overall facility function, programming, work assignments, special housing, and other characteristics.

Date Published: March 11, 2024