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Pub. Type Report
Title Jails in Indian Country, 2011
Author(s) Minton, Todd D.
Subtitle/Series Name Bulletin
Pub. Date Sep 2012
Abstract Highlights from this report include the following: 1) as of midyear 2011, 78,700 American Indians and Alaska Natives were under correctional supervision in the United States nationwide; 2) about 62 percent of these offenders were on probation or parole in 2011, while 38 percent were in prison or jail; 3) at midyear, 2,239 inmates were confined in Indian country jails, a 5.7 percent increase from midyear 2010; 4) at midyear, 14 jails held 52 percent of the total inmate population in Indian country; 5) about 3 in 10 inmates in Indian country jails were confined for a violent offense; and 6) 8 in 10 Indian country jails screened inmates for infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) presents data on the status of jails in Indian country for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Data for the report were obtained from the BJS Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country, 2010-2011. Additional information presented in the report includes data on demographics, conviction status, and offense; medical and mental health services for inmates by policies and type; and inmate treatment, counseling, and special programs. source
Issue/No. NCJ 238978
Producer United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Place of Production Washington, DC

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