Less prisoners released in St. Clair County following vote

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 21 at 6:39 AM

 (KMOV) – Several prisoners in St. Clair County were released from jail due to overcrowding on what some are calling “cop-out” Thursday.

After voters turned down a tax increase to expand the jail on Tuesday, News 4 went to the jail to find a drastically lower number of inmates released.

On Thursday, only three inmates were released; a big drop to the 50 inmates set free at once in the past.

News 4’s Robin Smith went to jail officials to find out the latest.

Click the video player to see her report. 

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