Americans Favor Expanded Pretrial Release, Limited Use of Jail: National poll finds strong support for alternatives to detention
The PEW Charitable Trusts
Nov 21, 2018

“To help policymakers understand how the public thinks the pretrial justice system ought to work, this chartbook presents the results of a nationally representative survey of 1,215 individuals conducted in 2018 by a bipartisan team of pollsters”

“Support for limiting pretrial use of jail extended across party lines and was consistently high among households with crime victims or members of law enforcement. This research can help inform growing efforts by state and local policymakers to improve pretrial decision-making, better protect public safety, and administer justice fairly and efficiently.”

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