Sheriff's departments talk jail overcrowding

Posted: 10:48 PM, Mar 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-29 03:48:31Z

Several local sheriff's departments on Wednesday discussed jail overcrowding and possible solutions.

One of which, according to the Brown County Sheriff's Department, is the assignment of 17-year-old inmates back to juvenile detention.

The Brown County jail's population issues can be tied to the types of crimes committed, Sheriff John Gossage said.

"We have a problem where people are serving longer sentences with serious crimes and that's what's kind of congesting the system," Gossage said.

No action was taken at the meeting.