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Escape raises questions of moving Van Buren inmates to new jail
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Lacy Garrison photo The new Van Buren County Jail, with a capacity of 96, is ready for inmates.
After the recent Van Buren County Jail escape, many are asking why Van Buren inmates have yet to be transferred to the new jail. According to Van Buren County Mayor Greg Wilson, the new jail has been ready since May. “Here’s the thing, the old jail can only be certified for 13 inmates and they have about 45 to 50.

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