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City, county talk jail

Officials express frustration about staff shortage

 

November 10, 2022

Gordon Weeks

Mason County and City of Shelton administrators talked about staffing shortages at the county jail and possible future options at a joint leadership breakfast Nov. 4 at the Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton.

The Mason County Jail has space for 93 inmate beds and a current target population of 60, but staffing shortages mean only people arrested on felony charges are being booked into the facility in downtown Shelton.

The City of Shelton has reserved seven of those inmate beds, but is looking at booking up to 20 beds per month with the Nisqually Tribe for a year, which would be a temporary solution.

Mason County and City of Shelton administrators talked about staffing shortages at the county jail and possible future options at a joint leadership breakfast Nov. 4 at the Ridge Motorsports Park in...



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