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June 12, 2014

Jail sees hike in activity

MT. VERNON — The number of detainees booked and the population of detainees increased this past month at the Jefferson County Justice Center.

For the report period ending on June 6, Sheriff Roger Mulch reported the county processed 188 prisoners over the past 30 days. This is an increase of five prisoners over the previous report.

Of the 71 detainees held in custody as of Friday, 65 of them were from Jefferson County and six were from the U.S. Marshal’s Office, according to Mulch.

The average daily population in the Justice Center during part of May and June was 69, including 67 from Jefferson County. The accrued average for the year is 77.

According to information provided, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office booked 184 local prisoners for the period. The Mt. Vernon Police

Department was responsible for 110 bookings, the sheriff’s office had 68, Ina Police Department with four and Illinois State Police two.

The county has collected $134,988 this budget year for housing prisoners through April 30 and $119,265 in local monies through May 31, the report stated.

The county has billed $26,288 since the fiscal year began on Dec. 1 and collected $20,302.

The medical report shows 10 detainees were seen by Dr. Szyfer of Advanced Correctional Healthcare in May, resulting in five visits. Medical care has been provided to 69 detainees as a result of 26 visits, according to accrued totals provided.

The sheriff’s department issued 83 citations during May, resulting in 61 arrests. The department investigated 31 traffic accident. For the year, the department has issued 384 citations resulting in 297 arrests. The department has investigated 217 traffic accidents.

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