Jail Population By County: Beginning 1997

data.ny.gov | Last Updated 10 Sep 2018

A file containing the average daily census by region and county for each year displayed (e.g., daily counts are averaged and then divided by the number of days reported for that year). The population report categorizes inmates by type of offender and includes: Census, Boarded Out, Boarded In, In House, Sentenced, Civil, Federal, Technical Parole Violators, State Readies and Other Unsentenced.

Tags: jail population, jail census

This dataset has the following 12 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Facility Namefacility_nametextThe name of the local correctional facility where the inmate is housed.
YearyearnumberYear that the average daily jail census was reported.
Censuscensus_2numberThe total number of inmates for which the county is responsible. These inmates included: Boarded Out and In House.
Boarded Outboarded_outnumberThe average daily census of inmates under a facility’s jurisdiction that are boarded out to another county's correctional facility. These inmates are not reflected in the In-House Census.
Boarded Inboarded_innumberThe average daily census of inmates from other jurisdictions housed in a county jail who are boarded in from another county facility or other authorities. Federal prisoners are not included in this count. Boarded In inmates also are included in one of the other inmate types (e.g., Sentenced, Civil, Technical Parole Violators, etc.).
in-House CensuscensusnumberHoused at County Facility. The average daily census that the county is responsible for housing. These inmates include: Sentenced, Civil, Federal, Technical Parole Violators, State-Readies, and Other Unsentenced.
SentencedsentencednumberHoused at County Facility. The average daily census of inmates that have been convicted and sentenced to a county jail term and are physically located in the facility at the time of the count.
CivilcivilnumberHoused at County Facility. The average daily census of inmates in the county jail as the result of a Civil Process, Family Court, Contempt or Material Witness status who are physically located in the facility at the time of the count.
FederalfederalnumberHoused at County Facility. The average daily census of inmates that are physically located in the facility and are being held under an agreement with a U.S. Government Agency.
Technical Parole Violatorstechnical_parole_violatorsnumberHoused at County Facility. The average daily census of inmates held in a local jail as a result of a violation of a condition of Parole. Inmates in this category are being held for no reason other than the Parole Warrant.
State Readiesstate_readiesnumberHoused at County Facility. The average daily census of inmates sentenced by the court to a state prison term, but have not been transported to the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS). All paperwork for inmates in this category has been completed and they are ready for transport to DOCCS.
Other Unsentencedother_unsentencednumberHoused at County Facility. The average daily census of inmates awaiting either arraignment, trial, awaiting sentencing by the court, or are Parole Violators with New Arrests.