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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.

Census Of Jails: Population Changes, 1999–2013

This report presents state-level estimates of the number of inmates confined in local jails at year end 2013, by sex, race, and Hispanic origin.

Promising and Innovative Practices for Children of Incarcerated Parents: [Webinar]

This webinar highlights promising and innovative programs and practices aimed at reducing trauma for children of incarcerated parents.

Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado, March 22 – 24, 2015

These proceedings highlight what happened at the Large Jail Network Meeting March 2015. Topics include veterans courts and restrictive housing.

Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado, September 28-29, 2015

These proceedings highlight what happened at the Large Jail Network Meeting September 2015. Topics include health care and mental illness.

Jails in Indian Country, 2014

This Bulletin presents findings from the 2014 Survey of Jails in Indian Country, an enumeration of 79 jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Jails in America: A Report on Podular Direct Supervision

This video is an excellent introduction to the use of podular direct supervision.

Mortality In Local Jails And State Prisons, 2000–2013 - Statistical Tables

Data are from the Bureau of Justice Statistics' Deaths in Custody Reporting Program.The report presents annual counts and 14-year trends (2013).

County Jails at a Crossroads: An Examination of the Jail Population and Pretrial Release

The report identifies the pretrial status and risk level of the county jail population and variations across counties of different population sizes.

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