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Options considered for growing inmate population

Gloucester County staff is still in the process of researching options to house its growing inmate population. Gloucester is projected to house 205 inmates by 2030, which is roughly twice its current capacity, according to a recent study done by a county-hired consultant.

Gloucester’s assistant county administrator Garrey Curry gave an update to the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night during its meeting in the colonial courthouse on the options that county staff and a steering committee have been looking into addressing the long-term issue of where the county’s offenders will be held.

Several options are on the table, Curry said. Currently, the county is in a contract with the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center in Saluda to temporarily house Gloucester inmates through fiscal year 2017.

“Either party can pull out (of that agreement) 30 days prior to the beginning of the fiscal year,” Curry said. “The bottom line is that we need ro...

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