The Jails and Justice Support Center: A vital resource for the nation’s jails
The Jails and Justice Support Center (JJSC) assists jails in creating and sustaining safe, humane, and effective environments for their populations including incarcerated individuals, staff, and visitors.
The Stepping Up initiative supports local jurisdictions in establishing and reaching measurable goals that demonstrate reduced prevalence of serious mental illness across the justice system.
Responding to the urgent need to assist, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, in partnership with the National Institute of Corrections, developed Guidelines for Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jails
This report is the 36th in a series that began in 1982. It describes the number of persons held in local jails, jail incarceration rates, inmate demographics, conviction status and most serious offense, number of admissions to jail, jail capacity, inmate turnover rates, and staff employed in local jails.