Conducting the National Inmate Survey (NIS-4) 2019-20 - Jails
The National Inmate Survey (NIS-4) - Jails is one of several surveys designed to meet the mandates of the Prison Rape Elimination Act. This act requires the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to collect self-report data on sexual victimization from jail inmates to provide national estimates and rank order facilities.
The findings inform the development of national standards for preventing sexual victimization in correctional facilities.
BJS selected Westat to conduct the survey.