Category: Jails

Mar 15

National Sheriff’s Association Conference

The 2018 National Sheriff’s Association conference will offer more than 60 seminars and workshops covering all aspects of the duties and responsibilities of sheriffs’ offices. Programming includes, but is not limited to: law enforcement; jail operations; service of process; transportation of prisoners; and court and judicial security. Date: June 15–19 Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Learn more …

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Mar 05

Apply Now: Research and Evaluation in Corrections

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for the funding of rigorous evaluations of promising practices and strategies that aim to promote effective management and supervision in institutional and community corrections. Specifically, the NIJ is interested in receiving proposals for research and evaluation focused on reducing violence and the …

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Aug 17

National Findings on the Mental Illnesses and Substance Use of People Incarcerated in Prisons and Jails

Hosted by the CSG Justice Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance In June 2017 the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released two reports: Indicators of Mental Health Problems Reported by Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2011-12 and Drug Use, Dependence and Abuse Among State Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2007-2009.  In this …

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Jun 13

Out of Sight: The Growth of Jails in Rural America

This report from the Vera Institute of Justice reveals a striking shift in the geography of incarceration: jails are now most heavily used in the least populous areas. While urban pretrial detention rates began to level off or decline in the new millennium, rural rates have continued to increase. Across the country, rates of pretrial detention …

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