Publication Date

10-10-2007

Category

Government, Economic Development

Abstract

Like criminal justice officials throughout the country, Erie County officials and criminal justice system stakeholders are grappling with jail conditions at the Erie County Holding Center and Erie County Correctional Facility that can be summed up in two words: chronic overcrowding. With jail construction costs skyrocketing and the nature of the jail population changing, identifying obstacles in the system that contribute to overcrowding and implementing alternatives to incarceration (ATI) programs have emerged as strategies for managing the inmate population at these two facilities.

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