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Marion County pins hopes on bail reform to reduce jail costs

To avoid filling up 3,000 new jail beds the day the center opens in January of 2022, and will be already pre-positioned for expansion to house another 500 arrestees, Marion County is keeping a close ... read more

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New group antes up cash to help poor make bail

Devi Davis and April Angermeier are challenging the cash bail system that keeps poor people awaiting trial locked up in Marion County jails ... is to reduce mass incarceration by reducing the number ... read more

Aiming at Ohio's opioid epidemic: Rob Portman (Opinion)

Economists tell us that addiction costs this country $700 billion every year in lost ... The detox was hard, and the recovery even harder but she went on to graduate from the Marion County's Family ... read more

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Prominent local musician critically injured in accident; band’s bassist killed

According to the Gainsville Sun, the accident occurred Friday afternoon, with Marion ... the county’s largest district. But differences between BEF versus SEF suggest a state preference to help offset ... read more

Cost of crime climbs in Hancock County amid heroin epidemic

The Court recently announced a bail reform pilot program for nine ... himself after being transferred to the Marion County Jail. “If we can get them clean and sober and into a solid program it will ... read more

Community group launches bail fund to help defendants stuck in jail

This ineffectiveness is causing states to begin substantial reform." Bail is the fixed amount of ... them too much discretion and power. Here, the jail costs an estimated $87,000 to run daily, and ... read more

Convict pins hopes for freedom on DNA testing bill ** Christopher Hanson is serving a life sentence for crimes he says he didn't do.

He is serving his sentence at Dallas State Prison in Luzerne County ... hope in the case, she said. If the crime occurred today DNA testing would be done, said former state Attorney General Ernie ... read more

Jury still out on Marion County courts going to proposed jail location

Marion County Sheriff John Layton hopes courts decide to move ... contracted services and other costs that would be eliminated through construction of a complex. According to the criminal justice ... read more

Continental Prison Systems, Inc. Performs Installation of EZ Card & Kiosk Services at Broward County, Florida Jail

Broward County Jail, with over 6,600 beds, has five lobby kiosks deployed throughout their facilities and plans to add additional kiosks for the booking and bail process ... streamline and reduce many ... read more

Skipping Bail: Will Prison Reform Make Bail Bond Agents Obsolete?

click to enlarge Zachary Stephens The AAA Bail Bonds office in Rutland "Watch how many people walk out this door," he said, sullenly. Zargo's phone rings when people wind up in jail with insufficient ... read more

Federal prison in Youngstown might not feel effects of private-prison phase-out

The private prison industry has been rife with problems ... nor the North Central Correctional Complex in Marion are affected by the federal decision. Critics of private prisons, however, hope the ... read more

Bennington Locks Up More People Than Any Other Vermont County

Critics say their approach is increasingly out of step in a state determined to reform its criminal justice system and reduce the inmate population. Bennington County sends almost ... should be held ... read more

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