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Title: Evaluation of Florida's Local Pretrial Detention Population Final Report
Corporate Author: Institute for Law and Policy Planning
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 75
Sponsoring Agency: Institute for Law and Policy Planning
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report reviews pretrial detention at the local level throughout the State of Florida, constructs a profile of pretrial inmates, identifies proven pretrial release options, estimates the number of pretrial detainees who might meet release guidelines, describes institutional barriers to implementing pretrial release, and outlines current pretrial detention practices in the State.
Abstract: The study found that, despite pretrial release programs, many pretrial inmates in Florida's jails could be released with minimal threat to the public or risk of nonappearance at adjudication proceedings. Inmates are often held because there is no deliberate and coordinated pretrial release policy among the various circuit, county, and local officials who determine the jail population. There are currently two predominant pretrial release options exercised in the Florida criminal justice system, namely bail and release on own recognizance. This report outlines conditions for the successful implementation of a pretrial release agency in terms of organizational location, costs, and barriers to use.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Bail/Financial Release; Florida; Inmate classification; Pretrial release; Release on recognizance; Statistics
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