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Jail population rising - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 19, 2014

Jail population rising

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:30 am

After two years of trending down, the average population at the Galveston County Jail has been steadily increasing since 2012, according to statistics from the county.

Corrections officials said it’s difficult to pinpoint specific causes for an increase in inmate population, which is occurring at county jails throughout the state. Changing economic conditions, trends in drug use and even the time of year are among the factors that can contribute to fluctuations in the jail population.

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