Crook County Report Shows New Jail Required

PRINEVILLE, Ore. — Crook County’s Public Safety Advisory Committee presented conclusions from a report in late April that showed several convicted offenders in the county are currently free because of limited jail space in Prineville, and, therefore, building a new jail is the only solution to overcrowding.

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Crowded Michigan Jail to Receive Third Expansion

LIVINGSTON, Mich. — The Livingston County Board of Commissioners has approved construction contracts, as well as the issuing of up to $15 million in tax-exempt general obligation bonds, clearing the way for expansion at the county’s severely overcrowded jail. The expansion project will add a number of new beds to the chronically overwhelmed facility, increasing its bed capacity from 254 to 411.

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Crawford County Officials Consider Tax Vote to Fund New Jail

VAN BUREN, Ark. — Crawford County Judge John Hall says he’ll ask for an election in March requesting funds for a new county jail.

The county has until the end of November to show progress in solving chronic jail overcrowding or faces the possibility of the jail being shut down by a review committee.

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