FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Michele Hall
Boone County Commission Administrative Coordinator
Phone: (573) 886-4312
Email:mhall@boonecountymo.org

PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING BOONE COUNTY
JAIL POPULATION TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 1, 2017

January 23, 2017—An informative meeting regarding the Boone County Jail population will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 6:00PM in the Boone County Government Center Commission Chambers. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

On behalf of the Boone County Commission, former 13th Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler is preparing a study of the historical and current status of the jail population in the Boone County Jail. The request for the study came in response to the increased cost of housing prisoners both in and out of the Jail. The Commission recognizes the importance of assessing whether the increase is short-term or long-term and the potential impact this will have on Boone County. 

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