Category: jail

Illinois Program Offers a Room for That First Night out of Jail

The Wall Street Journal By Shibani Mahtani When Harold Boone was released last month from Cook County jail after a weeklong stay on a misdemeanor charge, he didn’t know if he was going to have an apartment to return to. “I was thinking, here we go again, I had no idea where my help would come …

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Pennsylvania Stepping Up Initiative to Tackle Mental Illness in County Jails

By CSG Justice Center Staff Pennsylvania became the third state to launch a statewide Stepping Up Initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in county jails, joining Ohio and California on April 4. The announcement was made at the state’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board Conference by John Wetzel (left), secretary of the …

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