- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A federal judge has postponed his demand that a sheriff reduce the population in the overcrowded jail in Toledo by month’s end.

Judge James Carr had ordered county officials last month to reduce the Lucas County Jail population to no more than 403 by Nov. 20.

Carr had also said the population must be down to no more than 369 by Dec. 30, including inmates in the medical unit.

The Blade reports (https://bit.ly/1AnkEut ) that Carr postponed his order in a ruling Tuesday in an ongoing lawsuit challenging the jail’s overcrowded conditions.

A consultant has told county officials that a new jail is needed at a cost of more than $142 million. The current jail was built for 342 beds but consistently houses dozens more.

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Information from: The Blade, https://www.toledoblade.com/

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