• Charlene Sims, Journal staff

Sheriff report indicates jail at half capacity

MOUND CITY – On Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Linn County Commission meeting the commissioners heard the past week’s numbers for the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.


The opening of the new Justice Center continues to save the county money that it previously paid out for boarding prisoners at other facilities. With the capacity of the jail at slightly more than 90 prisoners, it was about half full last week.


And the number of prisoners that Linn County is boarding for other facilities continues to go up bringing income into the county. This week the county is housing 20 prisoners from other locations as compared to 17 last week.


Commissioners approved the sheriff’s monthly fee report of $1,362.50. These fees are for services like vehicle identification number (VIN) inspections, fingerprinting, and other miscellaneous services.


Commission Chair Jim Johnson read the Linn County Sheriff’s report:

• Total prisoners at the Justice Center the past week were 47, there were 13 releases the past week.

• No prisoners were sent to other facilities.

• Twenty prisoners were from other facilities.

• Total 911 calls were 136.

• There were 3,697 jail contacts.

• Total calls for service were 517.

• Total civil service papers served were 11.

• There were four VIN inspections.

• Eighteen new cases were opened.

• Sixteen cases were closed.

• There were 10 vehicle crashes.

• There were 177 school resource officer (SRO) activities.

• Bailiff contacts were 162.

• Eighteen reports were received that livestock were out.

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