NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation on Jails
National Institute of Justice Literature Review and Data Analysis on Deaths in Custody, Report to Congress
Eighteen Jails and Their Public Health Partnership Initiatives
Many Locks + One Key = Improved Security
Alleviating Jail Crowding - A Systems Perspective
Learning from Doing Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Second Chance Act Grant Program
Reauthorized in 2018, the Second Chance Act (SCA) aims to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people returning from state and federal prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities through the provision of federal grants. During this panel, National Institute of Justice-funded researchers will detail two ongoing evaluations of the SCA grant program:
- An evaluation of the effectiveness of the SCA grant program per Title V of the First Step Act.
- A longitudinal examination of the long-term impacts of the SCA program.
A New View of Jails: Exploring Complexity in Jails-Based Research
Controlling Violent Offenders Released to the Community: An Evaluation of the Boston Reentry Initiative/Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
Integrated Treatment for Jail Recidivists With Co-occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders
Advancing Research on Rural Justice Systems
Using Data and Science to Understand the Impact of COVID–19 on Corrections
NIJ Research Review, February 2002, Volume 3, Issue 1: Selected Summaries
Preventing Violence and Sexual Assault in Jail: A Situational Crime Prevention Approach
Census of Jails (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
The 2019 Census of Jails (COJ) is part of a series of data collections that studies the nation's local jails and the 12 Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) detention facilities that function as jails. The 2019 COJ collected data necessary for producing estimates on local jail populations, including one-day custody counts by sex, race and Hispanic origin, conviction status, and severity of offense (felony and...
Annual Survey of Jails (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Administered to a sample of approximately 950 local jails (city, county, regional, and private) nationwide, the Annual Survey of Jails (ASJ) provides national estimates on the number of incarcerated persons confined in jails, demographic characteristics and criminal justice status of the jail population, holds for federal and state prison authorities, counts of admissions and releases, number of jail employees, and rated capacity.
Survey of Jails in Indian Country (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Collects detailed information on confinement facilities, detention centers, jails, and other facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Information is gathered on incarcerated person counts, movements, facility operations, and staff. In selected years (1998, 2004, 2007, and 2011), additional information was collected on facility programs and services, such as medical assessments and mental health screening procedures, incarcerated person work assignments, counseling...
Survey of Inmates in Local Jails (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Conducted periodically, the survey provides information on individual characteristics of locally incarcerated persons, current offenses and detention status, characteristics of victims, criminal histories, family background, gun possession and use, prior drug and alcohol use and treatment, medical and mental health history and treatment, vocational programs and other services provided while in jails, as well as other personal characteristics. Data are collected through personal interviews with...
Census of Jail Inmates (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
The 2005 Census of Jail Inmates is part of a series of data collection efforts aimed at studying the nation's locally-administered jails. To reduce respondent burden and improve data quality and timeliness, the Census was split into two data collections: the Census of Jail Inmates and the Census of Jail Facilities. The Census of Jail Inmates (CJI) collects data on jail jurisdictions' supervised populations, inmate...
Survey of Large Jails (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
The survey focused on critical issues related to jail operations and incarcerated person management, information on convicted person flows through local jails, corresponding workloads, and jail programs and treatment. Specifically, the survey measured the number of jail admissions, including conviction status, most serious offenses, and screening at intake for mental health disorders, risk of suicide, and drug use. It also included questions on the number...