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Washington County jail to house more state offenders

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Washington County jail to house more state offenders
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

The Washington County Board approved an agreement between the sheriff’s office and the state of Minnesota April 1 allowing an increase in the number of inmates that the state will house in the county jail.

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The county already has a joint powers agreement with the state corrections commissioner to house offenders in the county jail. This is an amendment to that agreement and increases the total contract by $140,000, to $240,000 a year.

Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton said the state has been experiencing an increase in the inmate population. The county jail will serve overflow.

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