BJS releases prisons in Indian Country 2021 and the impact of COVID-19


BJS versions Prisons in Indian Country, 2021, and the impact of COVID-19, July-December 2020

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics released today Prisons in Indian Country, 2021, and the impact of COVID-19, July-December 2020.

This report presents statistics on people held in Indian country prisons, including the impact of COVID-19 on the prison population and staff. The report describes the number and demographics of people in prison, the number of COVID-19 tests administered in prisons and the percentage of positive tests. It also includes statistics on those released earlier due to the pandemic.

TITLE: Prisons in Indian Country, 2021, and the impact of COVID-19,
July–December 2020
(NCJ 304631)

AUTHOR: Todd D. Minton, BJS Statistician

WHERE: bjs.ojp.gov

The United States Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics is the primary federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating reliable crime and criminal justice statistics 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 ability to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, help victims and strengthen the rule of law. For more information about OJP and its components, visit www.ojp.gov.

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