From the article: “Fairfield County Sheriff Dave Phalen said the jails housed 321 inmates on Friday — a number he said that well exceeds their limits. ‘Every day, the number has continued to climb. This is the most we have ever had,’ Phalen said. ‘The good news is that there are more criminals off the streets. The downside is that it creates more stress for the deputies and the court systems. It also adds additional costs.’ Phalen attributes the growth to probation violators, an increase in arrests and the opiate and heroin problem in Fairfield County. He said the jails had about 250 inmates in 2011.”
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