Bernalillo County launches jail data dashboard

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Jul. 22—ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County has launched an interactive data dashboard that shows "near real-time" information about the population of the Metropolitan Detention Center.

The dashboard displays demographic information — including age, race and sex — of those who are in the state's largest jail, as well as the number and type of daily bookings, the length of stays and how the population changed over time.

The county said the dashboard will allow decision-makers, administrators and the public to "understand more deeply the degree to which certain populations are involved in the criminal justice system and spending time at MDC."

"We want the detention center to be transparent so that our citizens understand the complexity of the facility, and the broader criminal justice system, as well as the sheer volume of those we house," said County Manager Julie Morgas Baca in a news release.

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