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  NCJ Number: NCJ 223760   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Jails in Indian Country, 2007
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Todd D. Minton
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 2008
  Page Count: 51
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This study presents findings from the 2007 Survey of Jails in Indian Country, an enumeration of 83 jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  Abstract: The findings include data on the number of adults and juveniles held, type of offense, number of persons confined on the last weekday of each month, average daily population, peak population, and admissions in June 2007. The Bulletin summarizes rated capacity, facility crowding, and jail staffing. Based on an addendum to the 2007 survey, data are presented on inmate medical and mental health services, suicide prevention, substance dependency programs, domestic violence counseling, sex offender treatment, educational programs, and inmate work assignments. Highlights include the following: (1) 83 jails in Indian country held an estimated 2,163 inmates at midyear 2007, up from 1,745 inmates held in 68 facilities at midyear 2004; (2) about 4 in 10 inmates were confined for a violence offense at midyear 2007, this included 20 percent for domestic violence, 13 percent for aggravated or simple assault, 2 percent for rape or sexual assault, and 6 percent for other violent offenses; and (3) in the month of June 2007, the 79 jails in Indian Country that responded to the survey admitted 12,490 inmates combined, and the 79 facilities had about 158 admissions per month on average. Figures, tables, and appendix
  Main Term(s): Jail statistics ; Tribal
  Index Term(s): Indian justice ; Inmate statistics ; Criminal justice statistics ; American Indians ; Jails ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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