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Inmate numbers tough on sheriff

January 15, 2013

Transporting inmates to out-of-county facilities due to a housing shortage at the Lycoming County Prison remains one of the biggest challenges for the Lycoming County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff......

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Jan-15-13 9:10 AM

Built a bigger prison and I heard the state wants to privatize the state system.

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Jan-15-13 5:42 AM

"He thinks there are a number of reasons for the housing crunch here, including mandatory minimum sentencings, parole violations and bench warrants.

The sheriff said there are consequences to the "lock 'em up and throw away the key" mentality."


It'd be very interesting to see the (actual) break-down; percentage-wise...for WHAT reasons people are being confined.

Making the big "switch"...from allowing JUDGES to determine the present-day "John Wayne; lock-'em-ALL-up" mentality...doesn't seem to be working-out very well...unless the "target" was increased-$pending.

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