jail overcrowding

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Hamilton County Sheriff's office is asking for extra staff to keep up with the added work now that "revolving door" at the jail is closed.

Major Charmaine McGuffey wants three additional officers to handle increased record keeping. She's asking for two officers with a base pay of $37,000 and one at $42,000 (not including benefits).

The department also wants to purchase 215 additional electronic monitoring units and add two staff to operate them. The total price tag for that would be around $546,126.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

When Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil announced last week he had ended the revolving door at the Justice Center, he didn't give specifics.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says he is keeping his two campaign promises: