Assessing Perceptions of Local Justice Systems
March 16, 2017 | Publication | Criminal Justice

A nationwide poll on perceptions of jails and local criminal justice systems reveals that the majority of Americans believe the role of jails should not be to punish, and shows broad support for treatment and rehabilitation. The poll, conducted by RTI International and Zogby Analytics with support from the Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, shows that Americans are particularly supportive of treatment and rehabilitation services for people who have committed non-violent offenses and for those with serious mental illness.

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