TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Sep 25, 2015

Madison County Sheriff John Mehr applied for a $325,000 grant to implement a risk assessment program that could help reduce the county jail’s overcrowding problem. The Jackson Sun reports that the overcrowding is due in-part to a large pre-trial population that sometimes waits months before being brought into court. “If it is done properly and (the program) provides relevant information (it is) something the court might use to set bonds that are appropriate, and more importantly, set conditions of bonds that are more appropriate,” Judge Don Allen said.