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GOVERNMENT <br /> <br />Administration <br />701-241-5800 <br /> <br />Jail <br />701-271.2900 <br /> <br />Juvenile Detention <br />701-241.5845 <br /> <br />Emergency Mgmt. <br />701-241.5858 <br /> <br /> Fax <br />701-241-5805 <br /> <br />O.- t"ce of the 5her .' : <br /> <br />Don Rudnick, Sheriff <br /> <br />January 26, 2004 <br /> <br />RECEIVED <br /> <br />John Meyer, Portfolio Commissioner <br />Cass County Commission <br />Cass County Courthouse <br />Fargo, ND 58103 <br /> <br /> J/ N 2 7 2O04 <br />CASS COUNTY COMMIS,SJ0N <br /> <br />Commissioner Meyer: <br /> <br />During the planning phase for the new county jail, the Commission chose to <br />delay building some of the housing units until such time as they might be <br />needed. I believe that time may be fast approaching. <br /> <br />Since opening, our average daily population has been 213 inmates. Our <br />capacity is 252 inmates, but some of the open cells are in booking and medical <br />which should not be counted as they are used for short term holding. Our jail <br />facility is utilizing much of the women's pod for housing males due to the <br />shortage of beds. When open beds are so few, our flexibility in managing our <br />inmate population becomes limited as well. <br /> <br />Therefore, I would like to request that the Cass County Commission appoint a <br />committee to look at future expansion of the jail and how soon such an <br />expansion takes place. <br /> <br />NOTE FROM THE CHAIR, ROBYN SORUM: <br /> <br />I asked Glenn Ellingsberg to give a report today for information purposes <br />only. I am recommending no action be taken at this time until further <br />programming options are explored at the jail. I will reschedule this matter <br />in 60-90 days when Mr. Ellingsberg is prepared to report back. <br /> <br />Respectfully <br /> <br /> 211 9th St. S. Donald J. Rudnick <br /> Box 488 Sheriff <br /> <br />Fargo, North Dakota 581074)488 <br />www. Cass County Jail <br /> <br />450 34 St S- Fargo, ND 58103 <br /> <br /> <br />