Lucas County, Ohio: A Case Study in Fixing America’s Broken Jails

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Toledo, Ohio--the main city in Lucas County. Photo courtesy Ohio Redevelopment Project via Flickr

Justice stakeholders in Lucas County, a largely rural county in northwestern Ohio whose seat is Toledo, used a grant from the MacArthur Safety +Justice Challenge to tackle jail overcrowding. They achieved significant reductions of 24 percent in the pretrial population alone . . .

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