The Bail Project – Jacksonville serves people who are incarcerated at the Jack E. Goode Pretrial Detention Facility, Montgomery Correctional Center, and Community Transition Center in Duval County, who have pending cases out of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Courts of Florida.
Duval County has the highest incarceration rate across all of Florida, which itself has the third largest prison population out of all U.S. states. The Duval County jail’s admissions is majority Black, disproportionate to the demographics of the county itself.
Duval County has the highest jail incarceration rate across all of Florida, having increased by 270% in the past 45 years.
Black people make up only 17% of Florida’s population, but 39% of jail populations and 47% of prison populations.
Since 1980, the number of women in Florida jails and prisons has increased by over 700%.
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