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February 25, 2014

County books 140 detainees in January

MT. VERNON — Jefferson County’s Justice Center booked 140 prisoners during January, according to Sheriff Roger Mulch.

Mulch released his monthly report at last week’s Public Safety Committee meeti ng.

The total number of those booked include those prisoners who may have posted bond, released on their recognizance or may be picked up by other entities that have charges on them.

The county had four out of county prisoners during January, the report stated. These detainees may have been in the local jail for one day or the entire month. The appropriate entity was billed for housing their detainees and the amount billed is based by their length of stay. The county has billed $15,353 from Dec. 1 through Feb. 11, according to statistics produced by the sheriff. The total number of out of county detainees booked from Dec. 1 through Jan. 14 was nine.

The average daily population for January was 79 — up six from the month of December. The accrued average is 76 with an out of county detainee population of three. As of Feb. 11, the county had a total of 56 detainees, including 54 from Jefferson County and two U.S. Marshal’s office detainees.

The total collected this budget year for housing prisoners is $7,890; and the total amount of local dollars collected this budget year through January is $41,714.

Advanced Correctional Healthcare physician Dr. Szyfer made five visits to the jail in January, seeing 17 detainees. The accrued total of nine visits provided medal care to 26 detainees, the report stated.

In the monthly activity report, Mulch reported his department issued 42 citations in January, 32 arrests and investigated 41 traffic crashes. For the year, the department has issued 95 citations, made 80 arrests and investigated nearly 100 traffic accidents.

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