OMB No. 1121-0249 Exp. 11/30/2016
The U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics'
(BJS) Deaths in Custody Reporting Program has been a great success since its inception
in 2000. We appreciate your continued support of this important program.
UPCOMING CHANGES TO THE JAIL ANNUAL SUMMARY FORM
BJS would like to let you know about a one-time change to the 2013 DCRP Annual Summary
In 2013, the ASF will be expanded to act as the Census of Jails. Unlike past jail
censuses that included 30 or more items, the 2013 ASF will contain only 18 items.
In addition to the standard questions, the ASF will include questions about supervised
population inmate counts, movement of the confined population, populations under
community supervision, counts of jail staff, and facility operating expenditures.
This one-time expansion will gather critical items at the jail facility level, which
will better inform the DCRP and other BJS surveys such as the Annual Survey of Jails,
the Survey of Inmates in Local Jails, and the National Inmate Survey.
You can find the Office of Management and Budget recently approved revision to the
DCRP in the federal registry at
approved draft questionnaire may be previewed
here. More information will be coming in January 2014.
BJS thanks all jail administrators and their staff for ongoing participation. You
make this important program a success. If you have any questions about this upcoming
one-time change or about the DCRP in general, please contact BJS statistician Margaret
Noonan at (202) 353–2060.