Miller County Sheriff Ron Stovall said the 300-bed facility he oversees has been overcrowded.
Page 2 of 3 - "In 2011, the average inmate census was 250 inmates," Stovall
"In the past eight or nine months, we've had as many as 345; and, it's a 300-bed capacity with as many as 100 being state inmates."
said in his
six year tenure as sheriff, the state transition inmate count in Miller County
has ranged from 50-100 per day.
"It affects so many different things," Stovall
"When you increase by that many inmates, that changes the dynamics of the physical aspects of the facility."
Extra clothing, shoes, bedding, meals and maintenance costs are automatic.
"The dynamics change dramatically," Stovall
said legislative help remains tentative, despite a move to provide some $6 million in additional beds for ADC
, most of which has already been absorbed within Central Arkansas.