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Title: Dealing Effectively With Crowded Jails - A Manual for Judges
Author(s): J J Perlstein; D A Henry
Corporate Author: Pretrial Services Resource Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 69
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Pretrial Services Resource Ctr
Washington, DC 20005
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 84-IJ-CX-009
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual describes procedures judges can use to make more effective use of detention space and improve case processing and the administration of justice.
Abstract: The manual first focuses on judicial case processing activities that impact jail admissions and confinement length. Judges' decisions concerning issuance of summonses, bail and release conditions, bail review, continuances, and sentencing bear directly on the number of persons in jail and their confinement length. The manual also describes judicial administrative activities that can impact the jail population. Descriptions of exemplary judicial actions in various jurisdictions throughout the Nation pertain to case delay reduction, vertical case management, executive committees to promote cooperation among judges, meetings and directives, and delegated release authority. Judges in other jurisdictions have impacted jail overcrowding through delegated release authority, authorization to deny jail admission to persons charged with misdemeanors, expanded bail setting, early case disposition, and a rule providing incentive for early pleas. A jail population management plan is also described. 72 references.
Index Term(s): Continuance; Court case flow management; Jails; Judges; Plea negotiations; Pretrial procedures; Prison overcrowding; Sentencing/Sanctions
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