2009-06-11 / General Stories
Legislature Mulls Expanding Jail Capacity For Female Inmates
Smith Hails Proposal for Allowing Putnam to House Other Female Perps, Raise Revenue
A dramatic increase of female inmates at the county jail has prompted members of the Putnam Legislature to begin thinking about jail expansion. By a unanimous vote last week, lawmakers requested County Executive Robert Bondi to "pursue and explore the need for jail expansion and renovation, and report to the Legislature a plan ands timetable for accomplishing this need.