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Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country (SJIC)

Data Collection Status
Active
Frequency
Annually since 1998, excluding 2005 and 2006
Latest Data Available
2020
Data Experts
Todd Minton, BJS Statistician
Collection Period

1998-2020

Description

Collects detailed information on confinement facilities, detention centers, jails, and other facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Information is gathered on inmate counts, movements, facility operations, and staff. In selected years (1998, 2004, 2007, and 2011), additional information was collected on facility programs and services, such as medical assessments and mental health screening procedures, inmate work assignments, counseling, and educational programs. In 2020, a special addendum was added to the SJIC to measure the impact of COVID-19 on Indian country jails.

Date Created: May 26, 2009