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COVID-19 creates "alarming" numbers in county jail

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COVID-19 creates "alarming" numbers in county jail

COVID-19 is causing a backlog of court cases in Sedgwick County. County leaders discussed the problem on Thursday and are looking for solutions.

Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter met with a virtual roomful of local leaders and lawmakers. He says of the nearly 1,500 inmates currently at the Sedgwick County Jail, 113 are charged with murder.

FOX Kansas News reporter Eli Higgins has the story in the video posted above.

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