How Covid Tore Through the U.S. Prison System

America’s prisons, jails and detention centers have been among the nation’s most dangerous places when it comes to infections from the coronavirus. Over the past year, more than 1,400 new inmate infections and seven deaths, on average, have been reported inside those facilities each day.




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As the Biden administration begins to implement its criminal justice reform goals, experts say that access to timely and accurate data will be essential for the success or failure of the administrat

Local Spending on Jails Tops $25 Billion

Jail costs rose even as crime and admissions to jail fell. As of the end of 2017: A 20% decrease in crime and a 19% drop in jail admissions since 2007 had not led to reduced jail spending. The portion