As Priorities Shift, Big County Jails Are Holding the Short End
- Confronting Jail Problems and Change. Kerla, Ken // American Jails;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p5
The article provides some insights into jail problems and changes in the United States and Canada. Key problems may be found in personnel, modernization, crowding, recreation and funding. Evidence indicates that too many jails have turnover problems which equate to constant recruitment efforts...
- A Fresh Look at the Problem of Jail Crowding. // Sheriff;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p32
Focuses on the problem of jail crowding in Davidson County, Tennessee. Need for more police protection; Response of federal courts in dealing with overcrowded jails; Responsibility of the sheriff for the safety and security of inmates.
- CHANGE AGENT. Grzeskowiak, Jennifer // American City & County;Jul2009, Vol. 124 Issue 7, p34
The article features Jeff Greene, county administrator in El Paso County, Colorado. In 2008, he streamlined the country from 13 to four departments which generated an estimated 5.2 million U.S. dollars annually. He also led the effort to relieve jail overcrowding through alternative treatment...
- SOUTHWEST BOND-WATCH. Williamson, Richard; Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;1/13/2004, Vol. 347 Issue 31799, p31
Reports developments related to bonds in the U.S. as of January 2004. Rejection of the appeal of several school district by the Arizona Supreme Court claiming the failure of the state to provide adequate funding for maintenance; Efforts of the Crawford County leaders finding ways to reduce...
- PRESCRIPTIONS FOR PUNISHMENT: OFFICIAL IDEOLOGIES AND JAIL OVERCROWDING. PONTELL, HENRY N.; WELSH, WAYNE N.; LEONE, MATTHEW C.; KINKADE, PATRICK // American Journal of Criminal Justice;Fall1989, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p43
This study assesses key actors' "worlds of fact" regarding jail overcrowding in California through an examination of their perceptions of causes and effects, support for different solutions, and adherence to major punishment ideologies. How policymakers define and structure a specific problem...
- Early release for prisons? Stagg, James; Rogers, David // Contract Journal;4/1/2009, Vol. 446 Issue 6717, p21
The article reports on the government initiative to build and modernise the prisons in England in response to the overcrowding in jails. It mentions a review conducted by Lord Carter regarding the overcrowding in jails which was published at the end of 2007, where he had suggested a building...
- New jails reduce federal penalties. // American City & County;May98, Vol. 113 Issue 5, p36
Presents information on a jail which was built in Robertson County, Tennessee, as a result of a jail in the same area being overcrowded. Reference to Blount County, Tennessee, which received a federal court order to alleviate overcrowding in jails; Description of the jail in Robertson County;...
- Jail crisis hits 'emergency' status. Crews, Chris // Burnet Bulletin (Texas);2/14/2007, Vol. 135 Issue 7, p1A
The article reports that Burnet County, Texas has been paying out-of-county jails for the accommodation of excess inmates to prevent overcrowding in the county's prisons.
- Bringing the issue to the corrections center stage. Wallenstein, Arthur // Corrections Today;Dec96, Vol. 58 Issue 7, p76
Focuses on the issue of jail crowding in the United States. Percent of jail inmate growth in 1995 according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics; How the jail not the prison has become the dominant correctional institution in the country; Key to jail population management.