FROM THE DESCHUTES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE:
On April 8, 2012, at approximately 2:00 p.m. the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail population exceeded capacity. We contacted Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to rent jails beds for five female inmates.
Available beds in Deschutes County have been an on-going problem. We have changed our policy several times to adjust for male and female beds. We are now in a situation where there were no available female beds.
"For the first time in our history, we find ourselves in a situation where we had to rent jail beds. Our contract with Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office states that we will pay $76.36 per day per inmate. The five females that were transferred to Jefferson County will cost $381.80 per day or $11,454.00 per month," stated Sheriff Blanton.
The charges pending against the 5 females include a history with methamphetamine delivery and possession, as well as, one female of a felony DUI and reckless driving charge.
We will continue to evaluate the female population, as well as male, population. Please call (541) 388-6659 for more information.