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Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country, 2010 (ICPSR 32841)

Alternate Title:  SJIC 2010

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Summary:

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.

Series: Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country Series

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  • These data are freely available.

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Citation

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

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Funding

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

Time Period:  

  • 2010

Date of Collection:  

  • 2010

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

Methodology

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.

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