- Associated Press - Thursday, June 28, 2018

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say some inmates had to be released after the La Plata County Jail exceeded capacity.

The Durango Herald reports the Durango jail reached capacity earlier this month when it housed 228 inmates - 11 more than its listed capacity of 217 inmates.

Sheriff Sean Smith says he asked for a judicial order allowing him to release low-level offenders.

Nineteen inmates were released after being reviewed by a judge.

As of Wednesday, the jail held 190 inmates.

The jail is still taking in suspects with out-of-district warrants, no-bond warrants, people who face probation revocation and all defendants arrested for domestic violence.

Lt. Gary Boudreau with the La Plata County Jail says they are allowed to reject suspects with low-level felonies and non-violent misdemeanors.


Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide