Montana county gets $700K grant to address jail over-incarceration

In addition to hiring staff, the county plans to expand on the current jail population dashboard by gathering more data to help identify and analyze racial and ethnic disparities


By MTN News

MISSOULA, Mont. — Missoula County has once again received a grant to help continue efforts to reduce the number of inmates at the Missoula jail while also addressing racial and ethnic disparities in the local justice system.

The Missoula County Community Justice Department recently received a second two-year $700,000 grant through the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge.

In addition to hiring staff, the county plans to expand on the current jail population dashboard by gathering additional data to help identify and analyze racial and ethnic disparities in the legal justice system from the initial point of contact to adjudication.

FULL STORY: Missoula Co. picks up grant to address jail over-incarceration

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