"Wait, does the United States have 1.3 million or more than 2 million people in prison? Are most people in state and federal prisons locked up for drug offenses? Frustrating questions like these abound because our systems of confinement are so fragmented and controlled by various entities.
Pretrial - Policy & Legislation
"As concern in the United States has grown over the number of people behind bars, policymakers and the public are turning their attention to addressing the decades-long growth in the number of people held in the country’s more than 3,000 locally run jails—county or municipal detention facilities
"It is our hope that this report will prompt detailed examinations of policy and practice in each state: bail policies, citation and arrest practices, overzealous prosecutors, over-burdened courts, harsh criminalization laws, rare or underfunded pre-trial services and diversion programs, and a nu
Generally speaking, risk assessments were created to address a predominantly male population.
"The decision to detain a person before he is found guilty of a crime, whether made by an arresting office, prosecutor, or judicial officer, can have a severe, lasting, and adverse impact.
"Pretrial diversion (PTD) is an alternative to prosecution which seeks to divert certain offenders from traditional criminal justice processing into a program of supervision and services administered by the U.S. Probation Service.
These highlights cover federal resources available to community corrections and criminal justice agencies
This series of briefs from CJI explore the cost of pretrial and how to apply cost-benefit analysis to pretrial decision making.
This document provides an overview of legislative enactments regarding pretrial release policy.
This website provides pretrial legislation enacted by states starting in 2012.