Lockups In Small, Medium-Sized Counties Drive Jail Population Rise

While big-city jails get lots of attention, lockups in small and medium-sized counties have driven the overall explosion in the U.S. inmate population, says a new analysis of 45 years of jail statistics. U.S. jails now hold nearly 700,000 inmates on any given day, up from 157,000 in 1970. The Vera Institute of Justice found
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