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Washington Rural Jails Network A COMMUNITY-ENGAGED RESEARCH NETWORK ON RURAL JAILS

Washington Rural Jails Network

Washington State University is partnering with rural counties and criminal justice leaders to learn about their local systems, with the goal of generating potential solutions and policies tailored to specific needs and resources of rural communities.

We will use a collaborative, data-driven approach to better understand factors that impact local jail population trends and to develop data-informed policy and practice solutions. We aim to help bring these rural-focused policy solutions to the attention of state and national policymakers.

On this website, you will find research briefs, publications, fact sheets, resource links, future meeting updates and agendas, links to participate in ongoing research, and other information.

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