This report describes the American Indian and Alaska Natives (AIAN) population held in local jails, including—
- national- and state-level estimates
- characteristics of adult AIAN inmates
- comparisons to all other races and Hispanic origin
- AIAN inmates confined in Indian country jails and state and federal prisons.
Findings are based on data from BJS’s Annual Survey of Jails (2000-14), Census of Jails (1999, 2005, and 2013), National Inmate Survey (2011-12), Survey of Jails in Indian Country (1999 and 2014), and National Prisoner Statistics program (1999, 2005, and 2014).
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