American Indian and Alaska Natives in Local Jails, 1999-2014 (NCJ 250652) is now available on

qs-voxt9This 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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