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Despite fewer inmates jail stays busy.

Jun 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Stays at the grand forks county correctional center were down slightly in 2011.  still the local jail was booked for 58-thousand-398 bed days last year.  That's equivalent to 160 guests on average per day compared to 175 in 2010.  the correctional center has a maximum capacity of 242 inmates daily.  administrator bret burkholder says housing federal inmates remains a big draw generating upwards of one-point-seven million dollars in revenue each year.   Burkholder says alcohol related offenses continue to be a major player in landing people in jail.

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