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Information sessions on Jail over-crowding

15. November 2004 • Murph
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The Washtenaw County jail has struggled to get its population down to the state-mandated limit this past week, including boarding out prisoners at other facilities and releasing 26 inmates by reducing sentences and other means. The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners plans to ask voters for a millage to expand the jail in February.

Tonight and tomorrow night, the Washtenaw County Criminal Justice Collaborative Council, a group of local elected officials and public safety professions, is holding a pair of public information sessions on the jail overcrowding, on options for addressing it, and on the impact of overcrowding on the community.

Tonight’s session is at 7pm at the Washtenaw County Library at 4135 Washtenaw (at the Washtenaw/Hogback County Service Center). Tomorrow’s is at 7pm at 200 N. Main St in Ann Arbor, in the Lower Level Conference Room.

See also,
> Ann Arbor News, 11 November, County jail overcrowding hits highest level
> Ann Arbor News, 13 November, In Brief: County jail eases overcrowding crisis