Background Documents on Jail Planning

Below is a comprehensive list of resource materials which provide background information for the multi-year jail planning process.

National & State Studies

  1. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections Building Community Support (PDF)
  2. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections How to Collect Data for Jails (PDF)
  3. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections Jail Capacity Planning Guide (PDF)
  4. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections Jail Site Planning and Expansion (PDF)
  5. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections Paper on Reducing Jail Size (PDF)
  6. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections Siting White Paper (PDF)
  7. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections US Justice - Reinvestment (PDF)
  8. Department of Public Safety - Lifetime Stand Training Center - Background (PDF)
  9. Department of Public Safety - Long Term Guide to Lifetime Stand Redirection (PDF)
  10. Department of Public Safety - Why 90% of Prison Programs Fail (PDF)
  11. National Association of Counties Crisis Services (PDF)
  12. National Association of Counties Current Platform and Resolutions (PDF)
  13. National Association of Counties Elected Official Guide to PreTrial Services (PDF)
  14. National Association of Counties Jail Diversion Toolkit (PDF)
  15. National Association of Counties Rand Corp Study Evaluation of the Fiscal Impact of Allegheny County
  16. National Association of Counties Reentry for Safer Communities (PDF)
  17. Pew Center - 2011 Arkansas Report (PDF)
  18. Pew Center - Arizona Probation Brief (PDF)
  19. Pew Center - Kentucky Data-Driven Control Costs (PDF)
  20. Pew Center - South Carolina Public Safety Reform (PDF)
  21. Pew Center - State of Recidivism (PDF)
  22. Pew Right Sizing Prisons Report (PDF)
  23. Washington Institute of Public Policy Assessment Tools (PDF)
  24. Washington Institute of Public Policy Evidence Based Options (PDF)
  25. Washington Institute of Public Policy Impact Housing Re-entry (PDF)
  26. Washington Institute of Public Policy Report (PDF)