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BJS Releases Jails in Indian Country, 2021, and the Impact of COVID-19, July–December 2020
WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Jails in Indian Country, 2021, and the Impact of COVID-19, July–December 2020.
This report presents statistics on persons held in Indian country jails, including the impact of COVID-19 on the jail population and staff. The report describes the number and demographics of those held, the number of COVID-19 tests administered in the jails and the percentage of tests that were positive. It also includes statistics on people released early due to the pandemic.
TITLE: Jails in Indian Country, 2021, and the Impact of COVID-19,
July–December 2020 (NCJ 304631)
AUTHOR: Todd D. Minton, BJS Statistician
The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Alexis R. Piquero is the director.
The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.