November 9, 2017

by Ken Berke, Roche Surety

As per the DC Pretrial Services Agency (PSA) website, the goals are: “unnecessary pretrial detention is minimized, jail crowding is reduced, public safety is increased, and the pretrial release process is administered fairly.”

  • DC has the highest incarceration rate in the US.
  • DC has the highest crime rate per capita in the US. It is more than double the US average.
  • The DC jail may have the highest disproportionate population in the US. More than 89% incarcerated are black.
  • Since 2008, the DC Pretrial Services Agency has spent over $550 million of law-abiding taxpayer money on criminal welfare with no improvement.

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