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Title: Alleviating Jail Crowding - A Systems Perspective
Author(s): A. Hall; D. A. Henry; J. J. Perlstein; W. F. Smith
Corporate Author: Pretrial Services Resource Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 95
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Pretrial Services Resource Ctr
Washington, DC 20005
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 84-IJ-CX-009
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Discusses the range of options available to criminal justice professionals for alleviating jail crowding while safeguarding public safety, based on interviews with officials in more than 50 jurisdictions.
Abstract: Among the programs and practices discussed are the use of field citations in Oakland, California; early screening of charges by prosecutors in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; prompt bail setting in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; and reduction of presentence investigation time by probation officials in Lucas County, Ohio. The report offers suggestions to guide jurisdictions in collecting and analyzing the information they need before they can develop and implement solutions. Tables. Flow charts. Chapter references.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): California; Jails; North Carolina; Ohio; Prison overcrowding; Wisconsin
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