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Title: Maricopa County Mega-Jail Survey
Journal: Large Jails Network Bulletin  Volume:1  Issue:4  Dated:(March 1990)  Pages:13-16
Author(s): E Kirschbaum
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 4
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Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This large jail survey, prepared by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix, Arizona, provides data up to December 1989 on 44 facilities throughout the United States.
Abstract: The average daily jail population in 1989 ranged from a high of 21,851 in Los Angeles to a low of 635 in Newark, New Jersey. In 1988, high and low figures for the same two cities were 21,866 and 615, respectively. Jail overcrowding was the worst in Memphis, Tennessee, with 207 percent fill, and nonexistent in such cities as Sacramento, Jacksonville, Atlanta, and Denver. The inmate to staff ratio varied from a high of 8.8 to 1 in Los Angeles to a low of 1.8 to 1 in New York City. Data are also provided on the average daily jail population for 1986, jail rated capacity, number and type of security staff, staff starting salaries, average bookings per month, and average daily jail population for December 1989.
Main Term(s): Jail statistics
Index Term(s): California; Colorado; Florida; Georgia (USA); Inmate statistics; National crime surveys; New Jersey; State-by-state analyses; Tennessee; United States of America
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