Graph showing that Iowa's reforms cut the jail population nearly in half in just 6 years, from 160 people in 2011 to 89 people in 2017.

Data Source: Johnson County Sheriff's Office 2016 & 2017 Annual Reports; 2017 coverage of sheriff's reports by the Iowa City Press Citizen and The Gazette . (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2019)

This graph originally appeared in Does our county really need a bigger jail? A guide for avoiding unnecessary jail expansion.

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