The Pulaski County Pretrial Release Program allows offenders, who do not pose a risk to citizens, to be released from incarceration in place of bond. The offenders are placed under a level of supervision determined by the Judge through evidence based practice.
Maximize Public Safety
Appropriate Pretrial Release of Defendants
Achieve Reduced Recidivism
Maximize Court Appearance
Maintain reduced recidivism and jail expenses for the Pulaski County Jail.
Maximize Court Appearance through text and call reminders.
Protect presumption of innocence for Pretrial Defendants.
Apply evidence-based practices consistently to pretrial defendants.
The Pulaski County Pretrial Release Program was established in 2019. The Pretrial Release Program has served over 75 defendants and supervises 20-30 defendants at all times. This program uses evidence-based practices to evaluate defendants arrested into the Pulaski County Jail. Each defendant is evaluated within 48 hours using evidence-based practices along with the IRAS-PAT. If eligible for the program, the defendant is placed on a level of supervision based on their risk level and needs. Each pretrial defendant is able to receive treatment while awaiting sentencing. This allows the defendants, who do not pose a risk to the community, to be released from incarceration in place of bond to return to their families and employment while maximizing public safety, achieving reduced recidivism, and maximizing court appearance.