Concerns About Overcrowding at Carbon County Prison

Jim Thorpe, Carbon County- Overcrowding has become a constant concern for many county correctional facilities.
   Officials say the main reasons for over crowding for example at the Carbon County correctional facility is drugs and alcohol.
  One solution that was recently brought up to help reduce overnight inmates at the prison is changing the pre-release program .
  This would mean some violators could be given an ankle monitoring system, but this is only one idea the county is reviewing. In a rare behind the scenes tour of the Carbon County prison Eyewitness News had the opportunity to see first hand the overcrowded situation .
 Warden Joseph Gross thinks if the changes were made it would make a huge difference.


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