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Jail as a last resort: Evidence-based decision making takes a front seat amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Shereen Siewert and Rob Chappell This story is a collaboration between Wausau Pilot & Review and Madison365 In the five years preceding the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people incarcerated in Wisconsin took a steady climb, resulting in overcrowded jails and strained county budgets.  Jail officials say the pandemic distilled to its essence how […]