Miami County’s plans to open a pod at the county Incarceration Facility to house female offenders has been slowed by a lack of correction officers.
Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dave Duchak said the jail staff has been working to hire four additional correction officers needed to open the third, 60-person pod.
However, while those efforts progress with hiring and training, the sheriff’s office this year so far as seen the loss of six correction officers to other jobs in law enforcement.
The opening of the third pod is intended to end the county’s contracting with neighboring Shelby County to house up to 15 female prisoners a day because of lack of space in the county’s second jail at the Safety Building in downtown Troy.
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