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.
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–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.
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