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County Jail Reaches Critical Population


February 27, 2019

The El Paso County Jail, located at 2739 E. Las Vegas Street, is at a critical point in managing the inmate population as it reached record highs last week with a jail population of 1,717 and a total inmate population of 1,880.  The last record for Daily Inmate Population was set in August of 2018, with a jail population of 1,677 and a total inmate population of 1,839.  The jail is now at a critical place in which additional bunks have been brought in to accommodate the growing numbers.  

The only jail in El Paso County, it houses inmates that are brought in from eight surrounding law...

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