WREZ-TV in Rockford is reporting on economic implications of problems in the Winnebago County Jail.
“Acting Deputy U.S. Marshal Jason Wojdylo to Chairman Frank Haney warns the U.S. Marshals could pull 65 inmates, losing $1.9 million annual revenue for the jail,” the story says.
An outside study of jail conditions warned of “chronic staffing shortage that creates a dangerous environment for guards and inmates.”
The U.S. Marshal wrote, “I have a responsibility to insure the prisoner population is being properly supervised and minimum detention standards and programs are being met at all facilities where federal prisoners are housed in the Northern District of Illinois.”
Continuing he says, “The alternative will leave me with little choice but to relocate the federal prisoner population back to surrounding counties.”
Since the Woodstock jail is pretty close to Rockford, some such Federal prisoners might end up there.