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.

You can also read about ongoing sheriffs’ elections in our 2019 portal.

Part 4. Bail reform and pretrial detention

Part 3. Policing practices

Part 2. The opioid crisis

Part 1. Jail deaths