How the county is investigating the overpopulation of the jail

Outsourcing inmates to other jails cost Hays County $61,507 in one week…

On this episode of the San Marcos Scoop, Exsar was joined by Hays County Commissioner Lon Shell and Samantha Jones, two individuals working to understand the dilemma at the county jail.

The overpopulation of the county jail cost the county millions of dollars last year, prompting an investigation on the jail’s population.

Sam is working with the county to understand who these inmates are, why they are in the jail and what reforms can come from her data, to hopefully relieve the pressure of the jail’s population.

Music by Lee Rosevere

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