New Stats on Jails in Indian Country


12/9/09indianjailsThe Bureau of Justice Statistics’ newest publication reports that the number of people incarcerated in Indian Country jails rose 5.8 percent in 2008. The number of jails has also increased; 23 new facilities were built in 2007 and two in 2008. Fifteen percent of inmates were inside for domestic violence, and fifteen percent for assault.

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Use The Crime Report for more information on Jails and Race and Ethnic Issues.

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