Fewer local inmates in Alexandria jail
Drug dealers in the Alexandria jail wait for sentencing, and identity thieves count the days until their release. But senior officials in the sheriff's office are counting something else: heads, WAMU reports.
According to Inmate Records Director Ron Wise, the jail has about 100 fewer local inmates than it did four years ago.
"Most people believe that when the economy goes south that crime increases, but it seems that just the opposite has been the case," he says.
Wise says nobody's really sure what's behind the trend.
Read more about local inmates and the Alexandria jail on WAMU.com.
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| November 8, 2010; 11:29 AM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Virginia
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