la jail

Jail Costs Rise 13% Despite Decrease in Populations: Report

The cost of operating more than 3,000 jails nationwide has continued to climb, even though the number of individuals housed in jails has declined by 30 percent, according to an estimate by the Vera  Institute of Justice. Personnel costs are one of the key factors driving the increase, Vera said.

COVID Infections Soared in Prisons Where Testing was ‘Limited’: Report

In states that did not implement a mass testing strategy for incarcerated populations, rates of infection among incarcerated people were nearly eight times the rate for non-incarcerated populations of similar age, gender and race, according to the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice.