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Moore Sheriff Upset With Jail Overcrowding, Court Backlogs

Posted March 24, 2003 12:55 p.m. EST

— A local sheriff is warning jail overcrowding and court backlogs could soon threaten public safety.

Moore County Sheriff Lane Carter said the jail is bursting at the seams and a slow court system is a major problem.

He said cases do not get tried quickly enough and the number of inmates in jail are piling up. He also said the cost is adding up with each inmate costing the county $60 a day.

Carter is working with the district attorney to get more jail cases on the court calendar.