Over 11.5 Million Local Jail Admissions Per Year

Fact: Approximately 750,000 people are locked in local jails on any given day.

Fact: Only approximately 60% of local jail inmates have been convicted. The rest are awaiting trial or have been recently arrested.

Fact: In a single year, local jails admit over 11.5 million people. Small local jails have a weekly turnover rate of over 130%.

Source: The Economist, America’s Prison Population


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