National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country, 2010 (ICPSR 32841)
Alternate Title: SJIC 2010
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
The purpose of the Survey of Jails in Indian Country is an enumeration of all known adult and juvenile facilities -- jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)in the United States Department of the Interior. For the purpose of this collection, Indian country includes reservations, pueblos, rancherias, and other Native American and Alaska Native communities throughout the United States. The survey collects data on the number of adults and juveniles held on the last weekday in June 2010, type of offense, average daily population in June, most crowded day in June, admissions and releases in June, number of inmate deaths and suicide attempts, rated capacity, and jail staffing.
These data are freely available.
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country, 2010. ICPSR32841-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-12-05. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR32841.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR32841.v1
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: correctional facilities, correctional system, corrections management, jail inmates, jails, Native Americans, population characteristics
Smallest Geographic Unit: city
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: jail facilities
Universe: All known adult and juvenile facilities -- jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities in Indian country operated by tribal authorities or by the United States Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), in 2010. The original mail-out universe for this survey was 86 facilities. Prior to the survey collection, 7 facilities were closed or non-operational or out of scope, resulting in a survey universe of 79 facilities. During the survey collection, BJS determined that 4 facilities were holding cells and were out-of-scope, resulting in a final universe of 75 Indian country jails. BJS received responses from all 75 facility administrators.
Data Types: survey data
Time Method: Cross-sectional
Mode of Data Collection: self-enumerated questionnaire
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2011-12-05
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