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Johnson County Advances in Ranking Among Lowest Incarceration Rates

In October 2013, an assessment of the Johnson County jail average daily incarceration rate showed a steady decline over the past four years from an average of 162 down to a daily average of 139. On 12 May 2014, it was reported that the average daily incarceration rate for Johnson County has continued to drop and […]

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Johnson County Iowa Jail Population Data Charts

The charts below are based on Sheriff’s Annual Reports and the latest data up to the present for daily average incarceration in the Johnson County Jail. Click any image for a larger gallery view. * * * Commentary. Below are some comments regarding the above data. “I think our low and declining incarceration numbers in […]

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The Register’s Editorial: Nation must deal with huge prison numbers

[Source: “The Register’s Editorial: Nation must deal with huge prison numbers,” The Des Moines Register, 15 August 2013, by Des Moines Register Editorial Board] U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is right that the criminal sentencing system is broken in this country. Holder has only limited powers to fix it, however. The rest is up to […]

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Johnson County Incarceration Rates Compared to U.S. Trend

Below is a chart comparing Johnson County incarceration rates to the U.S. trend. __________ Comments. Have a comment or correction? Feel free to contact us. Suggestions. Would you like to see additional charts or infographics offered here? It’s easy. Just contact us and let us know what you’d like presented.

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Justice center needs your support

[Source: “Justice center needs your support,” Press Citizen, 2 May 2013, by Patrick R. Grady, Chief Judge, Sixth Judicial District] Last fall, I wrote about how our caseloads continue to grow in what now is the fifth most populous county in Iowa. Since last fall, we have listened to the voters and have downsized our […]

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