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Profile of Jail Inmates, 1996

NCJ Number
164620
Author(s)
Caroline Wolf Harlow, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics
Date Published
April 1998
Publication Series
Annotation
Presents data about local jail inmates: their demographic characteristics, offenses, conviction status, criminal histories, sentences, time served, drug and alcohol use and treatment, family background, physical and mental health care, and conditions of confinement.
Abstract

Presents data about local jail inmates: their demographic characteristics, offenses, conviction status, criminal histories, sentences, time served, drug and alcohol use and treatment, family background, physical and mental health care, and conditions of confinement. Compiled from in-depth interviews with a nationally representative sample of over 6,000 local jail inmates in 431 local jails, this is the most comprehensive study to date of the more than 567,000 inmates in local jails.

Date Published: April 26, 1998