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Publication Jails in Indian Country, 2003

Todd D. Minton, Bureau of Justice Statistics

April 1, 2005    NCJ 208597

Presents findings from the 2003 Survey of Jails in Indian Country, an enumeration of all 70 confinement facilities, detention centers, jails, and other facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs. BJS conducted the survey on June 30, 2003, as part of the Annual Survey of Jails. The report presents data for each facility. Included are the numbers of the following populations: adults and juveniles held, persons under community supervision, persons confined on the last week day of each month since July 2002, average daily population, peak population and admissions for June, and inmates who died. Numerical tables summarize rated capacity, facility crowding, and jail staffing. Inmate characteristics such as conviction status, DWI/DUI offense, and seriousness of offense are also presented.


  • Seventy facilities were operating in Indian country, with the capacity to hold 2,226 persons on June 30, 2003.
  • 635 persons were incarcerated on June 30, 2003, for a violent offense
  • On June 30, 2003, Indian country facilities held 1546 adults and 278 juveniles .

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