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Tompkins County Asks For State Jail Capacity Extension

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Ken Lansing, Tompkins County Sheriff

The Tompkins County Sheriff is requesting the State Commission of Correction to grant a one-year extension of its permission to operate the county jail with 18 beds more than its 82-bed permitted capacity.

Last year, the Commission of Correction had threatened to revoke the jail variance unless the County demonstrated a good faith effort to address jail overcrowding.

The Tompkins County Jail has operated with an 18-bed variance since 2009.

Its most recent variance ends on September 30, 2017.

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