jail overcrowding

Hamilton County Jail
12:48 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Sheriff's office wants more staff to keep up with higher jail populations

Major Charmaine McGuffey of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department explains how the jail is putting an end to the "revolving door."
Credit 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.

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Jail overcrowding
6:00 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Hamilton County Sheriff's Dept. to explain new jail policy

Sheriff Jim Neil on a rare jail tour
Credit 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.

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Jail overcrowding
11:58 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Sheriff Neil closes jail revolving door

Sheriff Neil gave the media a rare behind the scenes tour at the Hamilton County Justice Center.
Ann Thompson WVXU

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

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