On his first appearance before the Cincinnati Rotary, Sheriff Jim Neil reiterated the county does not need a new jail.
"Judges will sentence to capacity whether you have 3,000 jail cells or 1,000," he says.
Neil handed out awards Thursday to several deputies and took questions ranging from the budget to drugs and the county jail.
Neil has been expanding electronic monitoring and would like to add even more of the devices. He says what the county does lack is enough space for female and special needs inmates.
Another problem? Heroin.