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Gwinnett County Jail Inmates are Overcrowded Despite 360 New and Unused Beds

Atlanta, GA--  The Gwinnett County Jail is said to be overcrowded again, but this is even after a $78 million expansion that was completed in 2006.

The new expanded areas have not been opened by the Gwinnett Sheriff because he says he would have to hire 30 or more deputies to staff it.  At this time, he has decided to triple bunk 400 inmates and house others at a jail in Pelham due to the lack of funds for new hires and overtime.