Replacing short jail sentences with programs that reduce reoffending could reduce the average daily jail population by 300 people. There are approximately 9,000 admissions to jail every year on sentences of less than 30 days. Many of these individuals have had multiple, short stays in jail over the course of their adult lives—a pattern often exacerbated by behavioral health needs. To help change this pattern, the City is rolled out new alternatives to short jail sentences. These programs serve around 300 people per month.