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County gets bill for inmate overfl ow at jail
Polk County Enterprise - June 2008

LIVINGSTON — The cost of housing Polk County jail inmates in overfl ow facilities rose to $38,151 for May, according to Polk County Sheriff Kenneth Hammack. Hammack presented the monthly activity report to county commissioners during their June 10 meeting. Prisoners were housed in outside facilities for a total of 1,174 inmate days last month, Hammack said. Jail staff booked in 312 inmates during the month, an average of 8.43 a day; 294 were released. The daily inmate average was 99.03, according to Hammack’s report. Of that total, 69 of the inmates were female, 243 males. Six inmates were taken to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and one inmate was taken to boot camp. An additional eight inmates were taken to state jail.

Three of the remaining inmates are awaiting transfer to other facilities. PCSO telecommunications staff logged 24,328 calls during May and handled 21,050 radio calls. Deputies patrolled 85,036 miles and were dispatched to 1,663 calls. PCSO responded to 105 alarm calls. As part of those patrols, deputies checked 563 buildings and performed 1,634 extra patrols. Funeral escorts used 76 units for 5.5 hours during May. Deputies fi led 310 offense reports, issued 41 traffi c warnings and issued 157 citations. Fifteen mental health calls resulted in transports to mental health facilities and offi cers spent 65 hours on mental health standby. PCSO deputies also served 332 warrants. Sheriff’s department staff registered 21 sex offenders during the month.

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