TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Dec 16, 2015

The Daily Times asserts overcrowding issues in big city jails highlighted Tuesday by the Associated Press are plaguing Blount County. The story said small counties are driving up the country's jail population based on incarceration trends from the Vera Institute of Justice. The AP reported U.S. jails now hold nearly 700,000 inmates on any given day, up from 157,000 in 1970.