“Several achievements were recognized, including the jail receiving accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care; its receiving a grant from the MacArthur Foundation to reduce recidivism in county jails; the addition of instructors to expand GED programs; the
The Overuse of Jails Hurts Our Communities
The primary purpose of jails is to detain those awaiting trial who are a danger to public safety or a flight risk. But they now hold many who are neither, at exorbitant fiscal and social costs.
A total of 191 applications were submitted to the Challenge from jurisdictions spanning 45 states. Meet the 40 that were selected to participate in the Challenge Network.