County Board To Talk Overcrowding Tonight

A La Crosse County Board Planning meeting tonight will look at overcrowding at the county jail. After 2 years of being newly renovated, the jail is over capacity and before using taxpayer money to open new space, Sheriff Steve Helgeson says other options will be studied first.

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The county may have to spend nearly $400 thousand to open a second pod built as part of the expansion unless the population drops soon. Money that Helgeson says he hopes does not have to be spent. The meeting starts at 6pm.

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