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NCJ Number: NCJ 238978     Find in a Library
Title: Jails in Indian Country, 2011
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  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: 09/2012
Page Count: 40
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This bulletin from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents data on jails in Indian County for the year 2011.
Abstract: Highlights from this report include the following: 1) as of midyear 2011, 78,700 American Indians and Alaska Natives were under correctional supervision in the United States nationwide; 2) about 62 percent of these offenders were on probation or parole in 2011, while 38 percent were in prison or jail; 3) at midyear, 2,239 inmates were confined in Indian country jails, a 5.7 percent increase from midyear 2010; 4) at midyear, 14 jails held 52 percent of the total inmate population in Indian country; 5) about 3 in 10 inmates in Indian country jails were confined for a violent offense; and 6) 8 in 10 Indian country jails screened inmates for infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) presents data on the status of jails in Indian country for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Data for the report were obtained from the BJS Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country, 2010-2011. Additional information presented in the report includes data on demographics, conviction status, and offense; medical and mental health services for inmates by policies and type; and inmate treatment, counseling, and special programs. Tables, figures, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Tribal court system
Index Term(s): Indian justice ; Indian affairs ; American Indians ; Jails ; Direct supervision jails ; Tribal Courts
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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