Managing With New Rules

Inmate Population Trends & Opportunities

Over the last year, states and municipalities across the U.S. have had to face many unforeseen pressures to manage their populations while maintaining the safety of staff, inmates, and the public. Join us and we explore how these recent changes will continue to impact our approach to population management for years to come.

Webinar Summary

Join us as justice population management experts Karl Becker and Bill Lawhorn sit down to discuss the current pressures justice leaders are facing in managing state and municipality inmate populations and explore future opportunities for local and state correctional systems.



How the pandemic has impacted national population management trends


When to prioritize depopulation vs. reducing density


Best practices for safeguarding your justice facility based on national trends


How to leverage new design and technology to address future populations


Karl Becker

Karl Becker

Senior Vice President
CGL Companies
Karl is an operations and management expert with over 30 years of experience in criminal justice system planning for federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies. Particular areas of expertise include program and operational performance assessment, cost-benefit analysis, and system master planning. Karl’s analyses have helped to frame key policy choices for decision-makers faced with growing detention populations and limited resources.

Bill Lawhorn

Vice President
CGL Companies
Bill brings more than 30 years of experience working in county jails and state correctional systems, specializing in system studies, facility administration, and operational planning and implementation. He began his career with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in South Florida, where he would later serve as the Assistant Director. Bill also served as the Director of Facility Operations managing the Vermont Department of Corrections and Acting Director of the St. Lucie County Jail in South Florida. He served as a Commissioner for the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 262), the Southern Police Institute (SPI), and the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) and a technical assistance provider for the National Sheriffs’ Association. Bill has strong technical and operational knowledge of detention system standards, the inner workings of criminal justice systems, and industry best practices.