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Census of Jails, 1978, Volume 2 - Data for Individual Jails in the North Central Region

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Date Published
August 1981
Publication Series
In Volume 2 of this report, data are presented from the 1978 Census of Jails and its companion Survey of Jail Inmates for the 1,042 jails in the north-central region; it is part of a series of reports on 3,493 county and city jails covered by the 1978 census.

These jails are located in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. Data for the survey were collected and tabulated for the Bureau of Justice Statistics by the Bureau of the Census. The report for each region includes eight tables containing data on the following items for each jail in the region: (1) types of persons confined (adult, juvenile, male, female); (2) average daily population; (3) number of inmates on February 15, 1978, by detention status (i.e., not yet arraigned, arraigned and awaiting trail, awaiting sentence, serving sentence); (4) number of inmates held for other authorities; (5) institutional characteristics, including design capacity, renovation or new construction plans, and average floor space of confinement units; (6) number of employees by category (administration, custodial, service, other) and whether full-time or part-time; (7) medical services; (8) participation in work-release and weekend sentence programs; and (9) inmate mortality. Within each regional volume, the individual jails are listed by State and county. Data totals are displayed for each State.

Date Published: August 1, 1981