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Shutdown leads to savings at County jail

(WAGM)
Published: Jul. 3, 2020 at 4:52 PM EDT
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The shutdown of courts to all but the most violent crimes earlier this year allowed the court system more flexibility in processing less violent offenses.

"That reduced the number of people at the Aroostook County Jail significantly. I think over the period of time we saw a drop of greater than 40 percent in our inmate population," says County Administrator Ryan D. Pelletier.

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