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Title: Jails in Arizona
Corporate Author: Arizona Dept of Public Safety
Information Analysis Section
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 163
Sponsoring Agency: Arizona Dept of Public Safety
Phoenix, AZ 85005
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: D-557-80-A; D-572-78-H12C
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A 1981 survey revealed Arizona had 69 jails, including 37 county, 20 city, and 12 reservation jails, with authority to detain persons for 48 hours or more.
Abstract: While several jails were experiencing serious overcrowding difficulties, Arizona's jails generally appear to be less crowded than other jail networks. There were 1,027 individuals who worked in the jails. Preservice and inservice jail staff training in Arizona was minimal or absent, and less than 50 percent of the jails had written prisoner classification policies. The average jail complied with 64 percent of the 18 sample advisory jail standards that were evaluated in the survey. None of the sample standards were met by all of the jails. The 14 main county jails had the highest average compliance score. In 1981, there were six actual and six attempted suicides occurring in the State's jails. It is recommended that a statewide effort be made to improve conditions in Arizona's jails. All jails should use the advisory standards as guidelines. In addition, a jail information system should be created, and uniform training requirements and certification standards should be implemented. Reference notes and extensive tables and figures are included. (Author summary modified)
Index Term(s): Arizona; Jail statistics
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