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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

County 28th in nation for jailing folks

In 2006, roughly one in every 500 Hamilton County residents was in jail, ranking it 28th in the nation for its jail incarceration rate.


Hamilton County also had the 46th most populous jail in the nation that year, though it was the 59th most populous county.


The jail findings were released Tuesday by the Justice Policy Institute, a nonprofit Washington- based think tank that advocates for alternatives to incarceration. The study looked at the 50 largest jails in the country in 2006 based on data from the Bureau of Justice.






Jessica Brown has the full story here


18 Comments:

at 11:51 AM, April 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City/County are ranked a lot higher in terms of crime.

 
at 12:05 PM, April 02, 2008 Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

Best alternative to jail is hanging.

 
at 1:29 PM, April 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't need a new jail. We need a new government that will quit locking up all these non-violent offenders.

 
at 1:37 PM, April 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

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"Cheviot Sports Authority said...Best alternative...is hanging. 12:05 PM, April 02, 2008"

The chevy-it up authority must be the designated soap retriever !

A county police state, but, we can't seem to have any major, local white-collar, money laundry, drug lord arrests worth $1,000,000 or more within the last 30 years !

Selective racial profiling busts, or just plain old New Orleans style protectionism ?

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 3:10 PM, April 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The jail overcrowding problem needs to be addressed first with Deter's office. They are the ones seeking ridiculously high bonds (present case exempted), they are the ones who chose to prosecute stupid offenses, they are the ones seeking longer jail terms for nonviolent offenses, they are the ones who have full discretion, absent abuse, on what crimes to prosecute and which ones not to prosecute and whether or not treatment and intervention and home incarceration and work release are requested, supported and promoted by John Q Public .
We've laid the problem at the feet of the commissioners, the sheriff (he's only the house mom for the jail), and now, NOW, we finally are looking at the judges who make the final decisions. But, we need to hold Deters accountable for the costs of being "tough on crime" to our own detriment.
There was a public vote on more jail space to demonstrate our desire to jail everybody, all the time --- what is Joe Deters doing in his office to respond to the demands of the public???

 
at 6:22 PM, April 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The crime problem gets a lot worse when the Bengals are in town.

 
at 8:34 PM, April 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

No more jails. We need more social programs. HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 8:41 PM, April 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The citizens of Hamilton County will get the out of control crime they deserve.

The criminal insurgents have made it into the suburbs now. It is only a matter of time before YOU are a victim. So remember when YOU have to go to court and the nonviolent offender does not show up on the third or fourth court date and YOU have taken off work each time, paid for parking and waited three to four hours only to be told sorry the nonviolent offender didn’t show up again. YOU may start to understand why we need more jail space and high bonds.
For all of the people who say they should not lock up the nonviolent offender, how about giving me your address so I can tell the criminals where you live and then they break into your home and not get locked up.
How about asking the victim of the so called nonviolent offender what the CRIMINALS bond should be.
WAKE UP HAMILTON COUNTY BRING BACK LAW AND ORDER.

 
at 8:52 PM, April 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope when one of you soft on crime fools, become a victim you dont want the nonviolent offender locked up. And when the nonviolent offender graduates to violent crime(Rape,Robbery,Homicide) because he was never locked up, that it is not you or a loved one who is the victim.Violent or nonviolent they are CRIMINALS, BUILD A JAIL LOCK THEM UP.What is so hard about that?

 
at 8:19 AM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like the 20 years of republicans cutting big gaping holes in the social safety net is working out just fine. now if we could only bring back chain gangs and debtors prison so that corporations could have a real cheap source of labor. why we could probably give the chinese a run for their money.

 
at 8:38 AM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to become number one. Let's lock up all of Avondale & Bond Hill.

 
at 11:20 AM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

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"Anonymous said...looks like the 20 years of republicans cutting big gaping holes in the social safety net is working out just fine. now if we could only bring back chain gangs and debtors prison so that corporations could have a real cheap source of labor. why we could probably give the Chinese a run for their money. 8:19 AM, April 03, 2008"

Fantastic !

We would only add that those whom feel they are not treated right in our bloated jail population then they immediately be labeled enemy combatants and shipped to Cuba for some real attitude adjustments !

We are certain the, foot-tapping, wRong wingnut whackos will be lining up for the Gitmo electronic cattle probing !

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 7:24 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have more jail spaces per resident than any other urban county studied in the midwest. We don't lack jail space for these people.

 
at 8:20 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

A social program wouldn't have prevented Chris Henry from acting the FOOL.
DEMOCRATS want FELONS voting rights reinstated.Bill Clinton gave 100's of felons a PASS on his way out the Oval Office door...of course most had to cough up Ca$h to get that done but whatever...
Speaking of the Chinese,what's the latest with Norman Hsu? How about John Huang? Charlie Trie?

 
at 10:20 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you take a look, the crime in this city went on the upswing when that criminal Collaborative Agreement was foisted upon the taxpayers. It gave the gangsters the legal license to do as they saw fit.

And all this talk about non-violent offenders? There isn't such a thing. Some bag of wind in a liberal criminal justice thinktank no doubt coined that terminology.

There is always a degree of violence with crime. Say some criminal pops the board on a vacant tumbledown property to sleep off the 40 oz. The neighborhood where this guy did the criminal trespassing has been betrayed & the public trust has lessened. The neighborhood as a whole has been injured by this guy's misdemeanor crime.

More crime, more jail time. It is what it is.

The next time some hobo breaks into your car for the chump change you left in the cup holder, you'll go whining to the Judge.

 
at 10:20 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow intelligent comment that we have more jail space per resident than any other urban county! Well maybe we do but we do not have enough space for the criminals, we must have a higher crime rate!!! How about building a jail that meets the need of the crime rate in this county! Butler county did and they never have to turn away a criminal. Without the possibility of the criminal going to jail where is the deterent? The Police do their job, the Judges do their job, it is time we as citizens of this great county step up to the plate and provide a jail for these criminals. Hey how about saving some money by combining the efforts and services in this county and move toward a metro form of government. Probably won't happen even though we would have better services for less taxes! WAKE UP HAMILTON COUNTY!!!

 
at 8:58 PM, April 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well 8:41 on 4/2,how do you propose the Hamilton County residents should fight crime. As long as the idiots at City Hall want to drive the crime to Colerain, Green and Anderson Twps. and make pretty parks in the city the County crime will keep getting worse. Taxes are too high now. No nearly enough County Police to take care of the crime as it expands in the suburb. BUT don't just sit back and toot your horn. Let's hear some ideas worth implementing. How about a march on the Courthouse by the "silent Majority" to start it off

 
at 9:32 PM, April 05, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Mr.8:58 04/04/05, the answer is as easy as your fingers on the key board.
The citizens of Hamilton County need to wake up.

1st we need to start a Metro style Government, all areas outside of the city of Cincinnati, combine both police and fire. It will save a large amount of money from the duplicate services each Township, Village, City have now. Then slowing start combining the other services, such as road maintenance, park services. It will be another large tax savings for all of the areas.
No reason to combine with the City of Cincinnati, until they get their act together. Let’s face it; the City of Cincinnati is dead weight right now. They keep bowing down to the special interest groups, don’t back their Police and give out money like they print it. The city of Cincinnati is holding back the entire County and keeping the law abiding Citizens back.
Let the City keep their problems, while the rest of the County moves forward.

 
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