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BJS 2013 Report Release: Jails in Indian Country

The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Jails in Indian Country, 2013, which presents findings from the 2013 Survey of Jails in Indian Country, an enumeration of 79 jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The report shows that the Indian country jail population decreased 3.3% from 2012 to 2013, and the volume of inmates admitted to Indian country jails in June 2013 (10,977) was five times the size of the average daily population (2,141). At midyear 2013, 20% of reported offenses included public intoxication (17%), burglary (2%), and larceny-theft (1%). 
The report examines trends from 2000 to 2013 in the number of adults and juveniles held, type of offense, number of persons confined on the last weekday in June, peak population, average daily population, admissions in June, and expected average length of stay in jail at admission. It also provides data on rated capacity, facility crowding, and jail staffing in June 2013. In addition, it provides counts of inmate deaths and suicide attempts for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2013 and compares to counts in prior years.  Read details in the attached PDF

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