Jail cutting 35 more beds

Jail cutting 35 more beds

Lane County jail is cutting 35 more beds because of an unanticipated reduction in federal prisoners at the lockup.

The reduction in jail beds also means a reduction of six sheriff’s deputies, effective Dec. 1.

[Lane County Sheriff Tom] Turner told the Lane County commissioners Wednesday morning that fewer rented jail beds means at least a $750,000 revenue shortage this fiscal year.

The cuts, the latest in a long line, will bring the jail capacity down to about 140 beds for local offenders. The jail can hold 472 prisoners.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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