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Minot jail moving inmates to ease overcrowding

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MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Inmates at the Ward County jail are being moved to lockups in Bismarck, Rugby and, possibly, Grand Forks because of a lack of space at the Minot facility. The state Corrections Department told the jail to address the overcrowding problem, KXMC-TV reported. The jail has 104 beds but was housing more than 150 inmates last week. ...

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Ward County Jail expansion moves ahead: Overcrowding leads to more fights, other western ND counties also mull jail options

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By Mike Nowatzki  NOT — Putting two men in a double-bunked jail cell with a single toilet is bound to create some tension. And the line for the loo isn’t getting any shorter at the crowded Ward County Jail, where the headcount has skyrocketed with the region’s oil-driven population boom. “Now, you’ve got three, four other guys coming in to use ...

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