CO: Minding the Inmates: New pre-trial program helps keep jail capacity down

This article provides a relatively extensive description of life in a CO jail, from the perspective of an officer, in addition to a discussion on efforts to keep the jail population down.

From the article: “One way the jail has been cutting down the number of incarcerations is with pre-trial services or alternate sentencing, which involves bond decisions mandated by the court. Pierce said this type of sentencing could include specific ankle monitors, staying in touch with law enforcement on a daily basis and alcohol testing, which is where the ankle monitors come in to play. The monitors let law enforcement know where the person has visited and whether that individual has consumed alcohol, which can be tested off site with advanced technology.”

Read more here.

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