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Grand Forks County jail sees more prisoners, mulls new wing

Published 05/04/2012, Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks County jail is starting to experience some growing pains, and that has Administrator Bret Burkholder looking down the road at an expansion of the $16 million building that is not yet 5 years old. While the 242-bed facility is not exactly overcrowded, the average number of prisoners has risen steadily in recent years and is likely to surpass 200 a day this year, based on bookings so far.

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