Jails have not escaped the influx of prisoners that have swelled correctional institutions well beyond their capacities: Jail populations that have nearly tripled since 1985. Complications come with this deluge of prisoners. Name the three most serious issues facing jails in the U.S. today. Imagine that you are your state’s Department of Corrections Secretary. Research your state’s jail population and the reasons why jail populations are increasing. What measures would you implement to reduce the jail population in your state?