Both Councils Ignore Jail Studies / NorthwestCitizen, Juliette Davis

Jul 15, 2017  Juliette Daniels

On Monday, July 10, The Vera Institute presented its preliminary data findings on the Whatcom County justice system at a special meeting of the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force (IPRTF). It took months for the Vera Institute to obtain the necessary data on the County Jail population in 2016, but the results confirmed stunning racial disparities in the jailed population, as well as a sizable pre-trial population that could be significantly reduced with the use of evidence-based methods of incarceration prevention. The Vera Report and its power point presentation (along with an audio recording of the presentation) are on the website of the IPRTF.

[http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/2052/Incarceration-Prevention-and-Reduction-T] […]

Read Juliette’s article on NorthwestCitizen here.

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