This report examines and compares jail admissions, length of stay, average daily population, and bed days used in three U.S. counties from 2014 to 2019: Durham County, NC, Louisville-Jefferson County, KY, and St. Louis County, MO. This report summarizes three site-specific reports from Durham, Louisville and St. Louis. Together, these reports provide insights into changes in jail populations. This study was funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and is part of a series of studies on jail populations in jurisdictions that make up The Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice (RNMJ), a project of the Data Collaborative for Justice (DCJ).
Understanding Trends in Jail Populations, 2014-2019: A Multi-Site Analysis
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