Mt. Vernon Register-News


December 25, 2013

Justice Center detains 2,030 inmates

MT. VERNON — A little over 2,000 prisoners were detained at the Jefferson County Justice Center during the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year.

Sheriff Roger Mulch recently released his November activity report, which includes the number of detainees booked during the entire year.

In the fiscal year ending on Nov. 30, the JCJC booked 2,030 detainees, according to Mulch. The jail had 142 detainees during the month of November — the lowest number since April, when there were 153 detainees in the jail. There were just three out of county detainees during the month, the report stated.

Figures for November show the Mt. Vernon Police Department booked 83 prisoners, compared to 50 for the sheriff's department and six by the Illinois State Police. Mulch also broke down the number of days each agency had detainees in the jail. The MVPD accounted for the largest number of days in custody, 1,362. The sheriff's department had 785 days, Illinois State Police seven and the Ina Police Department 30, bringing the total to 2,184 days. Out of county detainees accounted for 36 days in custody.

The accrued average daily population was 81 for the year and 75 for the month. Jefferson County had 57 detainees in November and there were four U.S. Marshal detainees booked.

The total collected this budget year for housing prisoners was $578,403; and the total local dollars collected this budget year stood at $198,508.

Advanced Correctional Healthcare medical personnel accrued a total of 96 visits in November that provided medical care to 503 detainees, the report stated.

In the activity report, Mulch reported there were 43 citations issued in November with 42 arrests. The county was dispatched to 55 traffic accidents.

For the year, there were 1,030 citations issued, 572 arrests and 469 traffic accidents.

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