Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country, 2021 (ICPSR 38484)
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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 2021, 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, 2020 through June 30, 2021, rated capacity on June 30, and jail staffing on June 30, 2021. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) added a special addendum to the 2021 survey to measure the impact of this public health emergency on Indian country jails from July to December 2020.
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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 2021.
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2022-08-29 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:
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