Does jail have room for 'renters'?

July 10, 2013 

Some years ago the St. Clair County Jail wasn't overcrowded. In fact, while taking a tour of the jail, I was told the county was housing federal prisoners and making a profit on the deal. Fast forward to today and the jail in overcrowded. Do we still rent cells to the feds? If so, how many of the 443 prisoners are "renters"?

Joseph Weir


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