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Jail Capacity Planning Guide: A Systems Approach

“This guide helps readers better understand the variables applied in jail capacity forecasting, provides more detail about the development of the jail snapshot (a jail assessment) and case-processing study (an analysis of adjudication decisions and timelines), and offers a framework for assessing key population management strategies across the system” (p. viii). Seven chapters comprise this publication: getting started; system assessment-jail population management strategies; the jail snapshot; case-processing study; jail capacity planning overview; the jai l capacity forecast-a county example; and planning for one empty bed.