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NCJ Number: 236073 Find in a Library
Title: Jails in Indian Country, 2010
Series: BJS Bulletins
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: December 2011
Page Count: 18
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Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics; Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ Annual Survey of Jails in Indian County (SJIC) between 2004 and 2010, with a focus on 2010.
Abstract: At mid-year 2010, a total of 2,119 inmates were confined in Indian-country jails, a 2.6-percent decrease from the 2,176 inmates confined at midyear 2009. Fourteen jails held 51 percent of the inmate population in Indian county at midyear 2010. The number of inmates admitted to Indian-country jails (12,545) during June 2010 was approximately 6 times the size of the average daily population (2,009). For the 75 facilities operating in June 2010, the expected average length of stay for inmates was 4.8 days. The expected average length of stay during June 2010 was the highest (12.5 days) in facilities rated to hold 50 or more inmates and the lowest (2.3 days) for jails rated to hold 10 to 24 inmates. After a peak in the percentage of convicted inmates in 2009 (69 percent), the percentage of convicted inmates in 2010 declined to 59 percent. Approximately 3 in 10 inmates in Indian-country jails were confined for a violent offense at midyear 2010, down from approximately 4 in 10 inmates in each year between midyear 2004 and midyear 2009. Indian-country jail authorities reported two deaths in custody during the 12-month period ending June 30, 2010. No deaths were reported during the 12-month period ending June 30, 2009; and four deaths were reported during the 12-month period ending June 30, 2008. Attempted suicides by inmates declined from 36 in 2009 to 24 in 2010, based on 68 facilities reporting valid data on attempted suicide in both years. Although the number of inmates confined in Indian-country jails increased from 2004 to 2010, the distribution of inmates by sex, age, and offense remained relatively stable between 2004 and 2009. 3 figures and 14 tables
Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
Index Term(s): American Indians; Indian justice; Inmate characteristics; Jails; Trend analysis
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