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Rural (In)Justice: The Hidden Crisis in America’s Jails

The use of jails to house individuals with serious mental illness is contributing to the skyrocketing growth in jail populations across the U.S.—particularly in rural and small counties—experts told a conference at John Jay College Tuesday.

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Rural America’s Jail Dilemma

A debate over jail expansion in New York’s rural Dutchess County reflects the issues driving the spike in U.S. jail populations, and the arguments about how to address it.

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