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1. Mike Little, Deputy Public Defender, Hamilton County- On 6/23/20, he confirmed 2019 statistics were basically unchanged from 2018.
2. M. Little
3. Calculated using $100k Source and 2020 TN Jail Summary Reports.
4. Commission votes to put Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in charge of Silverdale. Chattanooga Times Free Press, 9/7/17.
5. Hamilton County Commission Hears Presentation on Future Jail Needs". Chattanooga Times Free Press. 4/31/17.
6. M. Little
7. Calculated using 2019 TN Jail Summary Reports.
8. Calculated using most current dataset available from the Vera Institute of Justice.
About *66% (490,000) of the confined inmates were awaiting court action on a current charge.
* in county and local jails, mid-year 2018
Source: Jail Inmates in 2018. Zeng, Bureau of Justice Statistics, March 2020