Category Archive: Jails

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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