CCNO is overcrowded and dealing with overcrowding was the main topic of conversation at Wednesday’s meeting of the Corrections Commission of Northwest Ohio.
Wednesday’s inmate population stood at 582 or 91 percent. The population averaged 582 or 91 percent in February and stood at 585 or 92 percent in March. CCNO officials say that the population is slowing increasing.
While the inmate population is on the increase, officials say there is still room to place eligible participants on the electronic monitoring program.
They say that 10 years ago, both work release and community public works participants were on the increase. Those same participants are now eligible for electronic monitoring and fewer numbers are being incarcerated.