Category: jail overcrowding

Missouri County Jail Woes

KREI (Jefferson City) Missouri’s county jail admissions have been relatively flat since 2010 but jail populations have climbed by 50-percent. The Council of State Government’s Justice Center research also says Missourians in jail for felonies spend an average of 191 days behind bars before they’re sentenced. State Department of Corrections Director Anne Precythe says a …

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Sebastian County Criminal Justice Panel OKs Signature Bond Protocol

Times Record By Thomas Saccente The Sebastian County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee planning committee approved a protocol Tuesday to try to reduce jail overcrowding and provide a safe environment for staff and detainees. The committee recommended all non-violent class C and D felonies, with the exception of a felon in possession of a firearm, be …

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