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  • Writer's pictureCharlene Sims, Journal staff

Sheriff to add U.S. Marshals Service prisoners to county jail

MOUND CITY – Linn County Sheriff Kevin Friend, in his weekly report for the week of Oct. 24

through Oct. 30, said that the federal contract with the United States Marshals Service (USMS) has been reviewed and approved by his department's legal advisor. Friend says that he

planned to return the signed contract to the USMS on Monday, Oct. 31.

Under the contract, Linn County will be housing USMS prisoners in the new jail. Those prisoners will be in addition to those from Wyandotte County that are currently incarcerated there.

The report also included the following statistics:

• Total prisoners at the Justice Center the past week were 42. There were 15

prisoners released the past week.

• No prisoners were sent to other facilities.

• Eighteen prisoners were from other facilities.

• Total 911 calls were 114.

• There were 4,253 jail contacts.

• Total calls for service were 541.

• Total civil service papers served were 11.

• There were three VIN inspections.

• Nine new cases (criminal, child in need of care, etc.) were opened.

• Eleven cases were closed.

• There were three vehicle crashes.

• There were 171 school resource officer (SRO) activities.

• Bailiff contacts were 110.

• Deputies responded to nine calls that livestock were out.

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