The Badge: Spotlight on Sheriffs
Sheriffs shape jail conditions and enjoy great policy discretion on matters ranging from immigration to solitary confinement, but their authority and decisions are often overlooked, which poses a challenge for change and accountability. Each edition of The Badge, a series on The Appeal: Political Report, will examine a facet of the powers and responsibilities of sheriffs.
Part 7. Sheriffs have power over whether people in jail can vote
Part 6. How sheriffs choose to help ICE in local jails
Part 5. Sheriff powers in a public health emergency
Part 4. Bail reform and pretrial detention
Part 3. Policing practices
Part 2. The opioid crisis