20 Jails Receive MacArthur Grants to Reform Criminal Justice System

Twenty jail systems across the country are receiving a financial incentive to drastically reduce the number of individuals behind bars.The MacArthur Foundation announced today that it would be distributing $150,000 grants to 20 jails or counties in an attempt to eliminate unnecessary incarceration and ensure fairness within municipal court systems. “Despite growing national attention to the large number of Americans confined in state and federal prisons, significantly less attention has been paid to local detention and justice systems, where the criminal justice system primarily operates a

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