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Independent Firm: Hoke County Jail Overcrowded

Posted January 15, 2004 2:09 a.m. EST

— An independent consulting firm said the Hoke County Jail is plagued with overcrowding problems.

The firm recommended the county expand its 71-bed jail to 250 beds or build a new facility to fix the situation.

After four inmates escaped in October, two more jailers were hired. Other safety measures may also be added.

Currently, there are no plans for a new jail.