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New Reference Material: Data-Informed Jails

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We have posted a new reference material to our website under Public Safety - Data-Informed Jails: Challenges and Opportunities.

This new Rand report, “Data-Informed Jails: Challenges and Opportunities,” provides interesting perspectives of the needs of jails and specific recommendations for the additional work that needs to be accomplished.  It focuses on the need for leadership.  The report’s findings may be useful in discussions, internally and externally, to improve data collection, analysis, and use/application of data in daily jail operations. We are sharing this report to help county jail administrators and sheriffs access the information they need to best serve Tennesseans.

Do you have a jail administration question?

We have an expert on staff to help: Jim Hart, CTAS Jail Management Consultant.

Jim joined CTAS in January 2008. He began his career in corrections in 1975 while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. His 22-year career was spent working in five different Marine Corps correctional facilities, operating a correctional custody (boot camp program for minor offenders), and as the director of Marine Corps Corrections. Upon his retirement in 1997, Jim became jail captain for Hamilton County, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations. Later, he was promoted to chief of corrections responsible for the overall operation of the jail. He is a Certified Jail Manager with the AJA and a Certified Corrections Executive with the ACA. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Park College.