Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country Series

Investigator(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics

This series was begun in 1998 by the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics and was collected as a component of the Annual Survey of Jails (ASJ). The purpose of this data series was to gather data on all adult and juvenile jail facilities and detention centers in Indian reservations, pueblos, rancherias, and other Native American and Alaska Native communities throughout the United States. The survey provides data on the number of inmates, staffing, and facility characteristics and operations of all confinement facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), United States Department of the Interior.