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.
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