Guest Opinion: Local jails big part of America’s incarceration problem

Local jails are driving the steady flow of incarcerated people in this country.

Local jails are driving the steady flow of incarcerated people in this country. Much is made of non-violent offenders serving long sentences in federal prison, or how mandatory minimum sentences are clogging America’s prisons. The fact is, one-third of all inmates are held in local jails.

Source: Matthew T. Mangino: Local jails big part of America’s incarceration problem