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Indian Country Jail Population Shows Considerable Growth


The number of inmates in Indian Country jails has risen 34 percent since 2000, to 2,380 in 2014 from from 1,775 that year, according to data released Sunday.

Also up is the number of jails in Indian Country, to 79 in 2014 from 68 in 2000. That number peaked at 82 in 2008, according to the new Bureau of Justice Statistics report, titled Jails in Indian Country, 2014.


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