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NCJ Number: 118785 Find in a Library
Title: Tabulation of a Nationwide Survey of Local Government Jail Facilities for Women
Corporate Author: Research Advisory Services
United States of America
Project Director: J Crawford
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Research Advisory Services
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents a question-by-question tabulation of a survey sent to 200 jails housing a women's average daily population of over five persons.
Abstract: The first of three reports concerned with the administration of corrections for female offenders, this survey solicited information from jails selected from the American Correctional Association's National Jail and Adult Detention Directory, 1986-88. The selection included at least one jail from every State, with the number of jails from each State roughly proportional to each State's total population. This report tabulates all questions answered by enough respondents to make statistically valid conclusions. Approximately 20 percent of the questions could not be tabulated and reported because of an insufficient response rate. Questions covered physical characteristics of the jail facility; capacity and use; intake and orientation; funding, administration, and staffing; classification, security, and litigation; visiting and child care; health care services; inmate substance abuse; work assignments; and academic and vocational education. Appended list of States by region.
Main Term(s): Jails
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics; Female inmates
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