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Overview of County Jails

Courts & Judicial
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Local Government

This memorandum provides an overview of county jails, including their function, population served, cost per day, and relationship with the state Department of Corrections.

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details