Open Roads and Overflowing Jails: Addressing High Rates of Rural Pretrial Incarceration
Right on Crime
May 31, 2018

“Research findings suggest “that the observed higher recidivism rates [among pretrial detainees] could be the result of a loss of community stability, as a protracted jail stay undermines employment, housing, marriages, and other protective factors,” wrote the authors. “Therefore, the economic impact of excessive pretrial incarceration not only includes incarceration costs before and after adjudication, but also the fiscal and human costs of increased recidivism.”

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