Too Many Female Prisoners

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

Rock County Sheriff Eric Runaas said the jail is facing problems with a frequent population of more than 500 prisoners in a facility designed for 477.

He also says one-in-six of the prisoners are women and that percentage is growing.

Runaas said the 20-year-old jail was not designed to house that many women.

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