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Prescription for trouble? Beltrami County Jail adds more med techs

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BEMIDJI — The inmate population is above average at the Beltrami County Jail this year. More bodies require more hours dedicated to watch over and care for prisoners.


“We’re dealing with a lot more inmates and we haven’t added new staff,” said Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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