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

Contact Us

MARTY ARGANBRIGHT

GUTHRIE COUNTY SHERIFF

200 N. 5th Street

Guthrie Center, IA  50115

641.747.2214

gcso391@netins.net

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