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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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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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