NORTH PLATTE, Neb.
(AP) — The county sheriff is more than willing to handle part of the
Nebraska state prison overflow at the Lincoln County jail.
idea of housing some state inmates in county jails arose last month as
some legislators looked at ways to solve prison overcrowding without
building another prison.
Lincoln County Sheriff Jerome Kramer says he would
"strongly entertain" the idea. Kramer says there's already some room
available in the jail, and it was built in a way to facilitate
The jail is a moneymaker. Kramer says that in fiscal 2013, the jail made $100,000 from housing inmates from other counties.
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