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New annex for jail overcrowding, same inmate policies
By ksn.com- John Asebes
Published: 02/07/2019

SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) - It's an issue that has plagued Sedgwick County for years, overcrowding at the jail.

"As of today. our total population is 1,146 total inmates," says Sheriff Jeff Easter. "The main jail allows for 1,151 inmates."

The Sedgwick County jail is slammed packed.

Sheriff Easter says they have 286 more inmates than they can hol, but the county has been able to cut that number down, thanks to the recently opened Sedgwick County Jail Annex.

"We currently have 175 people at the jail annex," he says.

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