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 5. Sheriff powers in a public health emergency
Part 4. Bail reform and pretrial detention
Part 3. Policing practices
Part 2. The opioid crisis