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My Turn 4-10
Reflections on jail overcrowding
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When I read Wednesday’s Southern Standard story by Lisa Hobbs, headlined “Jail addition estimated at $7 million,” subtitled “More space needed to ease overcrowding,” I thought, “Here we go again!”As Lisa mentioned, “Overcrowding at the jail has been an issue for years. Currently, the jail has more than 300 inmates but a capacity to hold 251.” Clearly, overcrowding at the local jail is a serious problem.