With Grant Funds, Shelby Moves to Reduce People Jailed Before Trial

Portions of a $350,000 MacArthur Foundation grant awarded to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office last year will be used to update the county’s Pre-Trial Services with a new tool that is expected to reduce the number of people jailed by 25 percent or more. The Commercial Appeal reports that activists say the move will help improve a system that effects poor people at higher rates than the affluent, who are more likely to have the resources to post bond. 
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