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NCJ Number: 228271 Find in a Library
Title: Jails in Indian Country, 2008
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 2009
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF
Agency Summary: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=1748 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents findings from the 2008 Survey of Jails in Indian Country, an enumeration of 82 jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Abstract: The report includes data on the number of adults and juvenile held, type of offense, number of persons confined on the last weekday of each month, average daily population, peak population, and admissions in June 2008. It also summarizes rated capacity, facility crowding, and jail staffing. Trend data from 2000 to 2008 on facilities in the surveys are included. Highlights include the following: 1) the number of inmates admitted into Indian country jails during June 2008 was about 6 times the size of the average daily population; 2) the number of inmates confined in Indian country jails declined by 1.3 percent at midyear 2008, dropping to 2,135 inmates; and 3) inmates held for aggravated and simple assault increased at midyear 2008; domestic violence declined. Tables, figures and appendix
Main Term(s): Jail statistics
Index Term(s): American Indians; Indian affairs; Indian justice; Inmate statistics; Jails; Reservation crimes
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