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NCJ Number: 242187 Find in a Library
Title: Jails in Indian Country, 2012
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Todd D. Minton
Corporate Author: Westat
United States of America
Date Published: June 2013
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Rockville, MD 20850
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|HTML|PDF
Agency Summary: 
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Report (Grant Sponsored); Statistics; Survey
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country for 2012 reports on the number of jails and their inmates in Indian country, as well as the average expected length of stay and offenses for which jail inmates were convicted.
Abstract: A total of 2,364 inmates were confined in 79 Indian-country jails at midyear 2012, a 5.6-percent increase from the 2,239 inmates confined in 80 operating facilities at midyear 2011. The number of inmates admitted to Indian-country jails during June 2012 (12,502) was just over five times the size of the average daily population (2,253). Fourteen jails held 51 percent of the total inmate population in Indian country at midyear 2012. For the 79 jails operating in Indian country in June 2012, the average expected length of stay was 5 days. Nearly one-third of inmates in Indian-country jails were confined for a violent offense at midyear 2012. Domestic violence (15 percent) and aggravated or simple assault (9 percent) accounted for the largest percentage of violent offenders in the jails. The facilities included in the survey were all known Indian-country correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), U.S. Department of the Interior. The survey was conducted in June 2012 and included the number of inmates and percentage of capacity occupied based on the average daily population, mid-year population, and peak population in facilities in June 2012. 2 figures and 13 tables
Main Term(s): Jail statistics
Index Term(s): American Indians; Bureau of Indian Affairs; Indian affairs; Indian justice; Inmate statistics
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