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Public Safety Performance Project
Michigan's Mystery: Jails Fill While Crime Drops
Michigan's jail population has nearly tripled in the last 35 years while crime has sunk to a 50-year low. The Bridge news site reports that the state's fragmented record-keeping is making it tough to pinpoint how this happened.
5 TRENDS
QUOTE OF NOTE
"There's no person and no data set [in Michigan] that can answer the question: Who's in jail across the state, for how long, and why?"
Pew's Terry Schuster on the Bridge news site
How the Public Feels About Jail, Pretrial Release
Nearly 750,000 people are held in U.S. jails on any given day, but only about a third have been convicted of a crime. Here's what the public thinks about jails, alternatives to detention, and more.
12 CHARTS
"You've Got to Jump In" for Effective Bail Reform
"We are brave enough to say: 'We can do better. We can improve the lives of people who are charged with a crime and protect public safety,'" says New Jersey judge Glenn A. Grant. Here, he addresses how to reform pretrial systems.
WHAT'S NEEDED
PARTNER HIGHLIGHT
States Can Safely Reverse Jail Growth
"Effective jail reform can simultaneously advance human dignity, public safety, fiscal restraint, and due process," concludes R Street's Lars Trautman in this overview of approaches to comprehensive jail reform.
5 KEY POINTS
IN THE MEDIA
Wayne County Advisory Commission Digs Into Jail Data
THE DETROIT NEWS
Reforms to Post-Prison Technical Violations Passed in 30 States
THE CRIME REPORT
Meek Mill's Legal Battles Show Unjust Probation System Must Change
USA TODAY
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