Grand Forks County jail sees more fed prisoners, mulls new wing

May 4, 2012 at 3:00 am in Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks County jail is starting to experience some growing pains, and that has Administrator Bret Burkholder looking down the road at an expansion of the $16 million building that is not yet 5 years old. While the 242-bed facility is not exactly overcrowded, the average number of prisoners has risen steadily in recent years and is likely to surpass 200 a day this year, based on bookings so far. Continue Reading