Coffee County Seeks Ways to Solve Jail Overcrowding Issues - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 3, 2018
Coffee County officials recently met to discuss potential solutions to overpopulation issues at the county’s jail, the Manchester Times reports. The jail has been over capacity several times in the last few months, and the county houses 135 more inmates than it did just three years ago. County Mayor Gary Cordell said more than half of the jail population consists of individuals incarcerated for pretrial misdemeanors, much higher than in other counties.