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York, Polk County Jails Consider Inmate Swap

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Due to a limited number of female guards at the York County Jail, jail officials are considering an inmate swap with nearby Polk County.

York County Sheriff Dale Radcliff told the county commissioners that his jail was found to be noncompliant after a jail standards review. That's because there are only enough female guards to cover 24 hours on five days, leaving a shortage for the two other days.

Radcliff says he's making an arrangement with Polk County. York County would house Polk County's male prisoners in exchange for Polk County housing York County's female inmates.

The sheriff says his department will start looking for some part-time female guards to work the remaining overnight shifts.

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