NYC Jail Population Down 50 Percent in Five Years

The rate of incarceration in New York City jails is the lowest since 1978. Liz Glazer of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice attributes the decline to a citywide decrease in crime, decriminalization of marijuana leading to fewer arrests, and progressive policy changes such as bail reform.

Second Mistaken Release From Cleveland Jail

After Jacquise Drewery, 21, was released from the Cuyahoga County Jail, where he was held on a $1 million bond, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered the jail to be inspected every 30 days instead of once a year, in an unprecedented amount of oversight of a single county jail.