Legal Context
DescriptionThere are many factors that could affect a county's results on this Measure. The data presented here are intended to show general patterns and to highlight areas that might need further investigation.
CalculationAverage daily number of jail inmates in 2013 divided by number of jail beds.[66]
ExclusionsJail beds located in separate temporary holding areas.
What Is Legal Context?

Information about state statutory laws relevant to the Measure Jail Capacity Utilization is shown below. These data were collected by applying a standard set of questions to the laws that were in place during the measurement period.

The answers below shed light on the legal context of criminal justice outcomes in each state. The tool allows users to compare this context across multiple states.