How to Address Jail Overcrowding: Rethink Who Goes in Them

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Gene Zmuda

Gene Zmuda, Common Pleas judge, Lucas County, Ohio. Photo by Eric Jankiewicz/NationSwell

A special “population review team” in Ohio’s Lucas County explores ways of reducing jail time for new or low-level offenders. “Maybe jail isn’t the right place” for many of them, explains Gene A. Zmuda, a common pleas court judge . . .

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