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Crook County has to release some inmates early because of lack of beds. Currently Crook has 16 beds and rents another 16 beds from Jefferson County. Sheriff Jim Hensley says the increase in forced early releases started in 2009: “There were 179 people released because of that. Then when you go to 2010, forced releases because no beds. In 2010, it went up to 738 just for 2010.” The increase in early release comes from fewer beds available to the jail.  From 2001 to 2009 the county had 50 beds available, now it’s around 30. Currently Crook County pays Jefferson County $60 dollars a day per inmate to rent 16 beds from their facility.

 

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.