Jail and Prison Myths and Truths – What Really Goes On in Jails?

For many people the idea of being in jail or prison is a frightening one. Being locked in a building, surrounded by armed guards and layers of razor wire can be daunting. But is it as bad as television, movies and the media want us to believe?  The a... Read more

Inmates in America – Inmates Incarcerated in City and County Jails During 2010

For the second year in a row, in the one year period ending June 30, 2010, the number of inmates in city and county jails in custody has declined. The purpose of this article is to present you the most relevant numbers as presented by the US Departme... Read more

Criminal Courts - What Would Happen if Everyone Arrested Demanded a Trial of their Peers?

Statistics vary, but throughout America, it is believed that between eighty and ninety percent of people arrested choose a plea agreement with prosecutors rather than take their case to trial. Why is this, and what would happen if everyone exercised ... Read more

Top 6 Juvenile Detention Centers in America - What Makes a Juvenile Jail the Best?

There are 1,315 County Juvenile Detention Centers in America serving 3,210 counties.  On any given day they are holding for trial or incarceration for a year or less at least 15,000 children and young adults 17 years of age or younger. Do they actual... Read more

How Much Information Should a Jail Provide? - Rating Jails by their Transparency

[caption id="attachment_166" align="alignright" width="300" caption="As stark as this seems, this jail cell has recent plumbing, a mattress that's not old and flattened, and even a natural light source."][/caption] The federal government has cer... Read more

The JAILEX Rating System – Identifying and Rating the Best and Worst Jails in America

JAIL Exchange is the only FREE Inmate Search that provides the viewer with every bit of available information on every Inmate Search, and every jail and prison in the United States. While conducting our in-depth research over an 18-month period, we w... Read more

Top 50 Jails in America – JAILEX Ratings for the TOP 50 Jails, Adult and Juvenile in the United States

Over 15 million men, women and children are arrested and jailed every year in the United States.  That equates to over 5% of the population, or one in twenty citizens. Whether they realize it or not, everyone knows somebody who is, or has been in jai... Read more

Jail and Prison Inmate Visitation – General Rules and Guidelines for Visiting an Inmate in a County Jail

Every County Jail, and each State and Federal Prison has its own specific policies regarding Inmate Visits. You should check with that facility’s rules and regulations and especially their Visitation Schedules. These are a few general guidelines whic... Read more