Sept. 16.2010. Jails and the Jail Population.Part 1

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Jails and the Jail Population 01/30/11 Corrections 1
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Learning Objectives Students will be able to define the term “jail” and how it differs from local lock-ups and prisons. Students will be able to describe the purposes of jails and what populations are housed in them. Students will be able to describe the number and size of jails (e.g., population capacity). Students will be able to describe the characteristics of the jail population based on the most recent Jail Census. 01/30/11 Corrections 2
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Jails and the jail population Jails are facilities administered by local officials (staffed by municipal or county employees) and designed to hold persons accused of crimes (felony or misdemeanor) before adjudication and those convicted of misdemeanors after adjudication. 01/30/11 Corrections 3
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Jails and the jail population Lock-ups/pre-trial detention facilities differ from jails in that they house only pre-trial detainees for short duration (often < 48 hrs). Jails differ from
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