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Cole Co. Sheriff Asks For Beefed-Up Budget

Posted by Warren Krech on November 29, 2012

Growing pains at the new Cole County Jail push the sheriff to ask for additional staff.

Sheriff Greg White says when the jail first opened, it held about 90 inmates. Now, that number has grown to nearly 150. White says he needs three more jailers and a jail clerk. The sheriff also wants to promote several deputies to act as supervisors for the department.

Cole County department heads are currently making their budget pitches. A final budget needs to be approved by the middle of January.

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