Larimer County Considers Reducing Jail Capacity

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Budget restrictions are forcing Larimer County to consider limiting the number of inmates housed at the local jail and changing the criteria for who gets incarcerated.

Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden says that means there will be people who should be jailed who won't be. Alderden's proposal will be discussed this week by the Larimer County Criminal Justice Advisory Committee.

Alderden is implementing a 460-person limit at the jail, meaning about 73 inmates would have to be released this week. If the proposal is approved, only some criminal offenders would be jailed. Those would include suspects for the most serious felonies, such as Class 1, 2 or 3.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by james Location: co springs on Jan 19, 2009 at 05:31 AM
    its going to happen in more counties througout the u.s. If law enforcement is to stay out of trouble with the judicial branch as far as overcrowding, they will have to put people in jail who only committ felonies. when I lived in san diego,ca that was what the police did there. if you committed a misdemeanor you were issued a summons.
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