COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus State University Criminal Justice students presented their findings from a two-year study of the Muscogee County Jail on Friday.
"The Muscogee County Jail project" began in 2015 as an effort to tackle the problem of overcrowding.
The project included surveys and interviews of inmates addressing issues such as the delay of the judicial process and mental health services.
Some of their recommendations for the issue of overcrowding included the hiring of more judges and attorneys so that there are fewer inmates in jail awaiting trial.
Another recommendation— more lenient punishments for minor drug charges or traffic violations.