The Livingston County Jail has started releasing inmates to ease overcrowding.
The jail reached an all-time high of 308 last week. The sheriff has exercised his authority to get the jail below its 254 inmate capacity as demanded by state law.
Those released will start whatever probation requirements were instituted at sentencing. County officials have long acknowledged a need to expand the jail, but only recently began putting money aside toward the project. In the meantime, they are hoping to use creative sentencing options and other methods to keep the inmate population low.
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