Jackson County, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday morning that they plan to reduce their jail population stating that the jail is not adequately staffed to maintain current operations.
Sheriff Corey Falls has made the decision to reduce the inmate population back to its original numbers prior to the 2014 opening of the basement in the jail.
Officials say this means that they will be shutting down the jail basement and will no longer be housing inmates in the area. Sheriff Falls’ intent is that this will be a temporary closure until staffing levels can increase.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a press conference on Thursday at 3 p.m. We will have a reporter there and bring you more details on this story as they become available.