Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Margaret Noonan, Statistician, (202) 353-2060, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh St. NW., Washington, DC 20531.
We request written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points:
(a) The number of inmates confined in jail facilities on December 31 of the previous year, by sex, either actual or estimated (local jails only);
(b) The number of inmates admitted to jail facilities in the previous year, by sex, either actual or estimated (local jails only);
(c) The number of inmates confined in local jails on the behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Marshals Service or any other hold for another jurisdiction (local jails only);
(d) The average daily population of all jail confinement facilities operated by the jurisdiction in the previous year, by sex, either actual or estimated (local jails only);
(e) The number of persons who died while under the supervision of the jurisdiction in the previous year, by sex, either actual or estimated (local jails only);
(f) The number of persons who died while in custody of state correctional facility during the previous year (state prisons only);
(g) The full name, date of death, date of birth, sex, and race/ethnic origin for each inmate who died during the reporting year;
(h) Whether the deceased inmate was being held in the local jail or under the authority of the state department of correction on the behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Marshals Service, or other counties, jurisdictions or correctional authorities;
(i) The name and location of the correctional facility involved for each inmate who died during the reporting year (state prisons only);
(j) The admission date and current offense(s) for each inmate who died during the reporting year;
(k) The legal status for each inmate who died during the reporting year (local jails only);
(l) Whether the inmate ever stayed overnight in a mental health observation unit or outside mental health facility;
(m) The location and cause of death of each inmate death that took place during the reporting year;
(n) The time of day that the incident causing the inmate's death occurred and where the incident occurred (limited to accidents, suicides, and homicides only);
(o) Whether the cause of death was a preexisting medical condition or a condition that developed after admission to the facility and whether the inmate received treatment for the medical condition after admission and if so, the kind of treatment received (deaths due to accidental injury, intoxication, suicide, or homicide do not apply);
(p) Whether an autopsy/postmortem exam/review of medical records to determine the cause of death of the inmate was performed and the availability of those results;
(q) The survey ends with a box in which respondents can enter notes;
(r) Confirmation or correction of the agency and agency head's name, phone number, email address, and mailing address;
(s) Confirmation or correction of the agency's primary point of contact for data collection, title, phone number, email address, and mailing address;
(t) Confirmation or correction of the names of facilities within the jurisdiction;
A total of 52 respondents, comprising of 50 state-level respondents, representing each state, and two local-level law enforcement agencies representing the District of Columbia and New York City are asked to provide information on the number of persons who died during the process of arrest by state or local law enforcement in the reporting year. In addition, state-level law enforcement respondents are asked to provide the following information for each person who died during the process of arrest in the reporting year:
(a) The full name, date of death, date of birth, sex, and race/ethnic origin;
(b) The name and ORI number of the law enforcement agency involved;
(c) The address, and location type, of the incident that caused the death;
(d) The reason for the initial contact between law enforcement and the deceased, as well as whether specialize units responded during the incident;
(e) Whether the deceased engaged in non-compliant or aggressive behavior during the process of arrest;
(f) Whether the deceased possessed, threaten to use, or used any weapons during the process of arrest;
(g) Whether law enforcement personnel engage in tactics to restrain or used restraints or weapons during the process of arrest;
(h) Whether the deceased sustained injuries during the incident and whether law enforcement personnel, the decedent, or another civilian was responsible for inflicting injuries;
(i) The type of weapon that caused the death;
(j) The location, date, time, manner, and cause of death;
(k) Whether the autopsy or post-mortem evaluation indicated the presences of alcohol, other drugs, or confirmed psychological diagnosis;
(l) The survey ends with a box in which respondents can enter notes.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics uses this information in published reports and statistics. The reports will be made available to the U.S. Congress, Executive Office of the President, practitioners, researchers, students, the media, others interested in criminal justice statistics, and the general public.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An approximate 3,152 total respondents will be asked to submit an estimated 11,202 responses each year to this collection program. The typical amount of time needed for a respondent to complete each form is broken down as follows:
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 4,115 annual burden hours. The estimates contributing to this calculation are provided in the table below.
If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Suite 2E-50, Washington, DC 20530.