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Smith County Jail population continues upward trend, surpasses 900 in July

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"All we can do is incarcerate the people brought into us," Smith said. "And the court system, they have to work through the court system. It could be anything from, they're not able to make bond, or it could be they’re repeat offenders so they’re not eligible for bond."

Mansfield, E. 08/11/2019 Smith County Jail population continues upward trend, surpasses 900 in JulyTyler Morning Telegraph.


TJP Commentary (Aug 12th, 2019) -

Anytime the population goes up, it has an impact on the community. As soon as you lock up somebody … you’re talking about an impact on their job. Perhaps they lose it. Their employer loses an employee. They may lose their house. They may lose custody of their children.

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