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City Jail Populations Are Falling, So Why Are Their Budgets Increasing?

Jail populations in big cities have declined nearly 30 percent in the last decade, fueled by a growing recognition of the brutal realities of jail. Its injustices are crystallized in the stories of people like Kalief Browder—who, at 16, spent three years in jail awaiting trial for allegedly stealing a backpack and died by suicide after his release. ...

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  • Nazish Dholakia
    Nazish Dholakia
March 25, 2021
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