Three new resources from the National League of Cities (NLC) offer an introduction and strategy overview for cities on the overuse and misuse of jails, opportunities for city leadership to reduce the use of jails and attendant disparities, action steps to get started and examples from around the country. NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families developed these
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Nearly 12 million people are sent to local jails every year – and 75 percent of those in jail are incarcerated for nonviolent offenses such as traffic, property or public order violations. The number of people currently incarcerated in the United States is equal to the combined populations of Los Angeles and New York City.
Federal Policy: Where we are, and ways forward This is the second in a two-part series on incarceration and its impact. As national arguments continue over the cost of government at all levels, one area where reform could mean tens of billions of dollars in savings is not receiving a great deal of attention: incarceration. Proven