JCSD trying to get jail inmate numbers lower

(Hillsboro) The number of inmates at the Jefferson County Jail was higher than normal over the past several months. Captain Andy Sides with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department says they need to continue to get those numbers a bit lower, because the spring and summer months usually brings higher numbers.

Captain Sides says there are several offices trying to work together to decrease those numbers.

Captain Sides says the difficulty is the vast majority of the current inmates are being held on felony charges, with little chance of being released before trial.