• Charlene Sims, Journal staff

Out-of-county prisoners earn county more than $42,000

Updated: Nov 16

MOUND CITY – In his report sent out on Sunday, Oct. 16, Linn County Sheriff Kevin Friend noted that his office received the first payment for inmates held from Wyandotte County. The $42,322 payment was for August and September. Friend's weekly report covers activities by his office during the previous week.


The Justice Center opened its doors to prisoners in August and within weeks the first out-of-county prisoners arrived.

Emergency 911 calls were 87 as compared to last week’s 136 even though there were more vehicle crashes and total calls for service were up.

• Total prisoners at the Justice Center the past week were 46. There were 14 releases the past week.

• No prisoners were sent to other facilities.

• Twenty prisoners were from out-of-county law enforcement agencies.

• Total 911 calls were 87.

• There were 3,150 jail contacts.

• Total calls for service were 571.

• Total civil service papers served were seven.

• There were four VIN inspections.

• Nineteen new cases were opened.

• Ten cases were closed.

• There were six vehicle crashes.

• There were 229 school resource officer (SRO) activities.

• Bailiff contacts were 52.

• Deputies handled 14 incidents where livestock were out.

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