An estimated 10,400 American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) inmates were held in local jails in mid-year 2014, nearly double the number held in 1999 (5,500), the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reports. In that interval, the number of AIAN jail inmates increased by an average of 4.3 percent per year, compared with an increase of 1.4 percent annually for all other races combined.
Between 1999 and 2013, the AIAN jail incarceration rate increased . . .
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