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.
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