Sedgwick County commissioner Gwen Welshimer this morning unveiled several ideas for what she called long-term solutions to jail overcrowding at the jail.
Welshimer, who is running for re-election, calls for:
–Expanded pre-trail services and drug and mental health courts.
–Remote booking stations, which would reduce the number of people waiting in the booking section of the jail.
–Expanding mental health treatment. But Welshimer said the jail should not be a provider of psychiatric care.
–Adding a jail liaison who would work for commissioners.
–Using jail fees to operate expanded mental health services.
Stay tuned to Kansas.com for more details.