Greene County Jail hits record overcrowding


GREENE COUNTY, Mo. — In a Facebook post by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office this morning, the Office announced its new record number of inmates within its already overcrowded jail.

1,000 inmates are currently in the custody of the Greene County Sheriff. The jail’s capacity is only 709 as of its latest additions.

As a result of the overcrowding, inmates have been sent to other Missouri jails up to 200 miles away.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Weather Drawing Submission