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Jail Incarceration Trends

An interactive map from Vera that provides information on the incarcerate rate in jails for every county in the United States.

Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado, March 21-22, 2016

These proceedings highlight what happened at the Large Jail Network Meeting March 2016. Topics include restrictive housing and officer wellness.

No News Is NOT Good News: The Role of PIOs in Jails [Internet Broadcast]

This NIC training broadcast focuses on the vital role that Public Information Officers (PIOs) play in the local jail and how they influence public safety.

What Works? Short-Term, In-Custody Treatment Programs

This report reviews the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy, education, substance abuse, mental illness and other treatment programs.

Jobs after Jail: Ending the prison to poverty pipeline

This report describes the barriers individuals with criminal records face when they look for high-paying jobs ensuring a degree of economic stability.

Proceedings of the NIC Chief Jail Inspectors Network Meeting, September 2015

These proceedings highlight what happened at the NIC Chief Jail Inspectors Network Meeting on September 2015.

Toolkit for Developing Family-Focused Jail Programs

This toolkit identifys promising practices for developing family-centered jail programs to address the effects of incarceration of parents on children.

Correctional Populations In The United States, 2014

This report presents statistics on persons supervised by adult correctional systems in the United States in 2014, for state or federal prison or jail.

In Our Own Backyard: Confronting Growth and Disparities in American Jails

This website accesses the Incarceration Trend tool, which allows a jail to better understand its history of jail use and progress toward decarceration.

Can Jails and Prisons be Healed?

This paper describes the Healing Corrections Framework, which focuses on the nuts and bolts of the organizational cultures of jails and prisons.

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