Eight counties are getting $11.3 million more for jail reforms from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge as part of a $100 million national initiative. Places including Philadelphia, Lucas County, Oh., Charleston County, S.C., that already are receiving aid have reported declines in their average daily jail populations under the project. By 2019, jurisdictions getting funding aim to reduce their local jail populations by 18 to 30 percent.
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