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Sheriff reports on county jail operations


Sheriff Brian Bellendir reported on operations at the Barton County Jail during Monday’s county commission meeting, answering questions about the facility and the staff. It’s been 10 years since construction of the detention facility.
In 2013, 1,906 people were booked into the jail. The population averages 92 inmates per day.
Last year, employees traveled over 50,000 miles to pick up prisoners. Usually this involved driving, but they also flew to Nevada and North Carolina. There are currently prisoners in New Mexico and Wyoming that need to be brought back.
Bellendir said there have been no suicides ...


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