WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics Thursday released Jails in Indian Country, 2017-2018.
This report is the 17th in a series that began in 1998. It provides statistics from BJS’s Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country on the demographic characteristics, most serious offense and conviction status of the tribal inmate population, and it describes facility characteristics, including bed space and staffing.
This report supports the mandate established by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 that requires BJS to establish and implement a tribal data collection system, to support tribal participation in national records and information systems and to annually report to Congress the data collected and analyzed in accordance with the act.
Title: Jails in Indian Country, 2017-2018 (NCJ 252155)
Author: BJS Statisticians Todd D. Minton and Mary P. Cowhig (former)
About the Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Jeffrey H. Anderson is the director.