The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released “Jails in Indian Country, 2015.” Some highlights from the publication:
–At midyear 2015, an estimated 2,510 inmates were confined in 76 Indian country jails, a 5.5% increase from the 2,380 inmates confined at midyear 2014 in 79 facilities.
–The number of inmates admitted into Indian country jails during June 2015 (9,810) was four times the size of the average daily population (2,390).
–For the 76 facilities operating in June 2015, the expected average length of stay at admission for inmates was about 7 days.
Entire publication available here.