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Sheriff looking for possible solutions to reduce inmate population
By tribtown.com- Aubrey Woods
Published: 09/14/2017

A rapid expansion of the population at the Jackson County Jail the past few months recently led Sheriff Mike Carothers to move 10 inmates to the Switzerland County Jail.

The sheriff said Wednesday he also anticipates moving more prisoners to that jail or other less-crowded jails to reduce the inmate population of the jail to a manageable level.

The jail population stood at 244 Wednesday, 72 above the jail’s official bed count of 172.

The tipping point for Carothers occurred Sept. 4 when there were 279 inmates at the jail.

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