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Team to study solutions for overcrowded jail

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A team of tech-savvy professionals will use technology and data to study problems with overcrowding at the Metro Louisville jail and recommend possible solutions.

The Courier-Journal reports Louisville is one of 10 cities chosen to participate in a national initiative in which people with Code For America, a nonprofit fellowship, create online applications in an effort to make governments more open and efficient.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said the team will study different aspects of the Jefferson County justice system over the next month and collect data that will be used to come up with solutions.

The newspaper reports help with the justice system is needed because overcrowding has been a problem at the facility for several years.


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