- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - Adams County commissioners are reinstating a cap on the number of municipal inmates housed at the county jail after local communities filed a lawsuit trying to force the county to accept their prisoners.

According to the Denver Post (https://tinyurl.com/k4bgvtt ), commissioners said they took action on Monday because they want the lawsuit settled.

Sheriff Doug Darr imposed the cap in 2012 with the county commission’s permission because of budget problems. Commissioners later rescinded the cap, but the sheriff refused to enforce it.

The county says the cap is needed for the safety of staff and inmates.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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