Stagnant crime rate, but growing population contributes to jail crowding
Officials at the Hays County jail are making room to house more arrestees. The growing county population is increasing the number of people contributing to the area’s crime rate.
Hays County commissioners recently voted to send prisoners to open space in Caldwell County as a temporary fix since the jail is reaching capacity. Hays County is one of the fastest growing counties in Texas, so commissioners are expecting to house more people in the jail for years to come.
“When the populatio...