Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country, 2020 (ICPSR 38112)
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United States. Bureau of Justice Statistics
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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), U.S. 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 2020, 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 from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, rated capacity on June 30, and jail staffing on June 30, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) added a special addendum to the 2020 survey to measure the impact of this public health emergency on Indian country jails from January to June 2020.
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Access to these BJS-sponsored data is restricted. Users interested in obtaining these data must complete a NACJD Restricted Data Use Agreement available from the ResearchDataGov website, specify the reasons for the request, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research.
Restricted Data Use Agreements available on the NACJD website are provided for reference only. Please visit the ResearchDataGov website to download the appropriate Restricted Data Use Agreement and submit your request. Once approved, data may be accessed from a requester secure site via ICPSR's secure download procedures.
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Adult and juvenile facilities -- jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities in Indian country operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), U.S. Department of the Interior in the United States in 2020.
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2022-08-04 Survey of Jails in Indian Country (SJIC) studies are being updated to a combination release with the certain sensitive variables masked in the public set at the request of BJS and the complete data available in the restricted set.
2021-10-20 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.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.