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 the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), 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
2012, 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.