Flagler County, FL – The number of inmates at the Flagler County Detention Facility hit a record high on Thursday.
For the first time in 100 years, the Flagler County Jail held 212 inmates. That is up from 144 inmates since Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly’s second day in office in January of this year, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
Staly says that the increase in inmates is all due to the hard work of his deputies. “We’ve always had criminals in Flagler County, but now we’re getting them off the streets and into the jail where they belong,” Staly says.
Currently, the jail, which Staly has dubbed “The Green Roof Inn,” can hold up to 400 inmates, according to Brittany Kershaw, Public Affairs Officer for the Sheriff’s Office. Over 60% of the inmates in the jail are between 22-40 years old, and almost 80% are male, according to Sheriff’s Office reports. The average length of stay for inmates is 82.97 days.
“While the number of ‘guests’ at the Green Roof Inn continues to grow, we still have vacancies,” says Staly.
NOTE: The facility is featured in the above photo.
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