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Allegany County Jail receiving downstate prisoners

October 22nd, 2014 by WCBC Radio

A spokesperson for the Carroll County Detention Center says that 16 inmates had to be transferred to a facility in western Maryland from the CarrollCarroll County Detention Center that 16 inmates had to be transferred to a facility in western Maryland from the Carroll County Detention Center. The Sheriff's Office says the problem is the jail is overcrowded with female inmates. According to a release, the detention center was designed to house 28 female inmates and that number was 54 before 15 females were transferred to the Allegany County Detention Center. The Carroll County warden asked for funding to the tune of $246,000 to pay Allegany County to keep the inmates there. One male inmate was also transferred to western Maryland. County Detention Center. The Sheriff's Office says the problem is the jail is overcrowded with female inmates. According to a release, the detention center was designed to house 28 female inmates and that number was 54 before 15 females were transferred to the Allegany County Detention Center. The Carroll County warden asked for funding to the tune of $246,000 to pay Allegany County to keep the inmates there. One male inmate was also transferred to western Maryland.

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