Jail Population Up

Nacogdoches County jail officials are keeping a close watch on the number of inmates they have. The jail has reached full capacity several times during the past couple of weeks.

On Monday, June 9, the jail was within its limitations, primarily because several prisoners being held on contracts from other counties were transferred or released.

Sheriff Thomas Kerss and jail administrators are considering lowering the number of contract prisoners kept at the jail.

Daily jail populations always tend to fluctuate, but officials say recently the jail has reached its limit of 300 too many times.