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MARTY ARGANBRIGHT

GUTHRIE COUNTY SHERIFF

200 N. 5th Street

Guthrie Center, IA  50115

641.747.2214

gcso391@netins.net

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Increased Inmate Capacity

Inmate Population

The Guthrie County jail currently has 10 beds. Segregation requirements such as gender, juvenile, medical/mental health issues, misdemeanor/felony, etc. also contribute to maximum capacity meaning the jail could have only 5 inmates but considered 100% full due to segregation rules. Overflow inmates are transferred to another county at a daily rate.

Average daily

inmate population

Dec. 2018............7.45

​                                          Jan. 2019:............9.87

                                            Feb. 2019:...........8.75

                                            Mar. 2019:............9.26

                                            Apr. 2019:............7.20
                                         

May 2019:............4.77

                                            Jun. 2019:............5.83

                                            Jul. 2019:...........10.32

                                            Aug. 2019:.........10.94

                                            Sept. 2019:..........9.90

                                           

Oct. 2019:............9.68

                                           

Nov. 2019.............9.27

Inmates held out of

Guthrie County

Dec. 2018............4/34 days

​                                          Jan. 2019:............4/37 days

                                            Feb. 2019:...........3/36 days

                                            Mar. 2019:............8/139 days

                                            Apr. 2019:............4/84 days
                                         

May 2019:............2/30 days

                                            Jun. 2019:............0

                                            Jul. 2019:............10/83 days

                                            Aug. 2019:..........16/136 days

                                            Sept. 2019:..........11/174 days

                                           

Oct. 2019:............11/189 days

                                           

Nov. 2019.............13/179 days

Impact of Inmate Overcrowding

We have experienced overcrowding issues for several years resulting in:

Transporting inmates to out-of-county facilities (staff/vehicles)

Housing inmates at out-of-county facilities

Early release of inmates and/or outstanding arrest warrants

Additional consideration in charges/sentencing

Intensive staffing requirements with current facility

Increased safety risk for public, staff, and inmates

Vote March 3, 2020