Harris County Jail - Houston, Texas
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The JAILEX Rating System – Identifying and Rating the Best and Worst Jails in America

JAIL Exchange is the only 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 were able to identify and rate those City and County Jails that went above and beyond all the others in providing complete and helpful information to their jurisdiction and listing it on their website in a simple, clear, easy to understand format. All Jail Exchange and JAILEX content is free. Read more

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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 jail.Even though some of those arrested are eventually found innocent of any crime and are released, many are held in conditions that are so beneath the dignity of this great country that they need to be exposed for treating American citizens no better than dogs in a pound. However, that is for another article.

This Article will focus on the Top 50 Jails in America and why they were chosen. With 5,955 City and County Jails in the United States, to make the Top 50 is no small feat. Read more