Crowded Medina County Jail might bar new inmates - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Crowded Medina County Jail might bar new inmates

MEDINA, Ohio - This will be welcome news to criminals in northeast Ohio. The crowded Medina County Jail will stop accepting most new inmates this weekend.

Sheriff Neil Hassinger has ordered deputies to stop accepting all but violent prisoners because the jail population has grown to 277 inmates. That's 21 inmates over capacity.

The jail crowding comes amid 23 percent population growth in Medina County over the past 10 years.

Medina County is considering expanding the jail.

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