Assessment and Forecast of Trends in the Jail Population for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office
Funded by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, the purpose of this project is to examine current and past trends in Leon County’s jail population and forecast future levels of incarceration. This project also examines trends in bookings, releases, and time spent in the jail—all factors that influence the jail population. The findings of this project will provide greater understanding of past, current, and future trends in the jail population and assist Leon County in planning, budgeting, and developing policies.
Principal Investigator: Thomas Blomberg, Dean and Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology
Co-PI: William Bales, Professor of Criminology
Project Manager: Dr. George Pesta
Graduate Student: JW Andrew Ranson
Dates: June 23, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Funding Amount: $9,581