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Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country (SJIC)

Data Collection Status
Annually since 1998, excluding 2005 and 2006
Latest Data Available
Data Experts
Todd Minton, BJS Statistician
Collection Period

1998-2022 (excluding 2005 and 2006)


Collects detailed information on confinement facilities, detention centers, jails, and other facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Information is gathered on inmate counts, movements, facility operations, and staff. In selected years (1998, 2004, 2007, and 2011), additional information was collected on facility programs and services, such as medical assessments and mental health screening procedures, inmate work assignments, counseling, and educational programs. In 2020 and 2021, a special addendum was added to the SJIC to measure the impact of COVID-19 on Indian country jails.

Date Created: May 26, 2009