Prison Policy Initiative Offers a Guide for Avoiding Unnecessary Jail Expansion
Date:  05-13-2019

Series of questions point to best practices for each
From Prison Policy Initiative:

As jail populations have skyrocketed over the past three decades, jails around the country have become dangerously overcrowded. The reflexive response is often to start the long, expensive process of building a larger jail. However, this report provides a roadmap to easier, quicker, cheaper, and more just solutions to jail overcrowding. It is organized around a series of questions that local decision makers should be asking advocates of jail expansion, and then lays out a detailed briefing on best practices for reducing jail overcrowding.

Read the full report here.