Who Is In the Johnson County Jail?

John Zimmerman, 1 October 2013  •  Comments

(Based on Monday, September 30, 2013 and not counting people just there overnight)

Total Jail Population: 122

Serving Sentences: 16 (13%)

  • 7 for non-violent stealing or drug charges
  • 5 for OWIs
  • 3 for driving while barred
  • 1 for a violent crime
  • 1 for unpaid fines

In PRE-trial Custody: 106 (87%)

These are people with no conviction or guilty plea, simply unable to post bond.

Could be Released for $10,000 Bond of Less: 42

  • Stealing (theft/burglary): 13
  • Drugs/Alcohol: 9
  • OWI: 5
  • Domestic Violence: 4
  • Other: 11

Could be Released for More than $10,000 Bond: 64

  • Violent: 37 (including robbery)
  • Stealing: 18
  • Drugs: 7
  • Other: 2

Total Jail Population Breakdown

  • Violent: 45
  • Drug or Property Crimes: 50
  • OWI: 11

Pre-Trial Jail Population

In jail for lack of bond money:

  • Violent: 44
  • Stealing: 31
  • Drugs or Alcohol: 16
  • OWI: 6

John Zimmerman is an activist for criminal justice reform and a student at the University of Iowa Law School.