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Updated: 08/07/2014 06:45:01PM

Report targets rising jail population

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The inmate population at the Charlotte County Jail this week peaked at over 750 — the highest it’s ever been. That’s still about 100 inmates below operational capacity, but the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office recently enlisted the help of a national institute to investigate why the facility has seen a spike in inmates.

“We just thought it would be a good idea to look at the whole system to see what we can possibly do to lower the population,” said bureau of detention commander Major Earl Goodwyne.

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