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Johnson County sheriff to address jail overcrowding with ‘plan of action’ next year

img_6486Becky Campbell • Dec 8, 2016 at 11:19 PM

Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece was between a rock and a hard place last year.

To alleviate the lockup’s overcrowding problem, Reece shipped 14 state inmates to other facilities. Those inmates represented $518 per day — $37 per inmate — from the state, which contracts with county jails to house state inmates to reduce the state prison population.

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