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Detention Center, DOC Staying Busy



The Kay County Detention Center has been busy. Very, VERY busy.

Center Director Don Jones told commissioners the Monday inmate count was 337, not counting the over 70 defendants who were arrested and released over the weekend.

Jones said over 370 were arrested since February 1st, and the facility hit an all time 24-hour high at 358 inmates.

The facility sent six female inmates to the state Department Of Corrections last week, and was told the DOC backlog had gone past the 1400 mark.

The most common crimes, according to Jones, are drug, alcohol and domestic violence-related.