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DOJ Report Highlights Increase in Jail Population to Pre-Pandemic Levels and Continued Systemic Issues

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A report from the Justice Division’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reveals that, as of midyear 2022, whereas a minimum of 30 % (or 197,000 individuals) of the jail inhabitants was convicted, a minimum of 69 % (or 466,100 individuals) in jail weren’t convicted of something, Jaclyn Diaz reports for NPR. And, though the jail inhabitants declined through the pandemic, by midyear 2022 it was again to 90 % of its midyear 2019 dimension.

The report additionally confirmed that from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, individuals booked in jail spent a median of 32 days in custody earlier than getting launched, longer than the 23-day common a decade prior. Older adults, outlined by the report as a minimum of 65, represented a serious improve in people incarcerated in jails, based on the information. As well as, the jail incarceration fee for Black Individuals was 3.4 instances the speed for white Individuals on the midyear level of 2022. The variety of individuals in jail who had been Black elevated 6 % (up 13,700 inmates) from 2021 to 2022, accounting for greater than 50 % of the jail inhabitants improve throughout this era

Source / Picture: thecrimereport.org

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