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Alternatives to Pretrial Detention: Southern District of Iowa

Volume 74 Number 3
December 2010

Awareness of increasing detention rates led U.S. Pretrial Services in the Southern District of Iowa to commence a project to increase use of alternatives to detention when appropriate. Through use of a series of strategies, the district substantially increased use of alternatives to detention, resulting in an increased pretrial release rate without compromising appearance in court or safety of the community.