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The records: Information about the criminal justice system in Sedgwick County, including jail population statistics, consultants' reports and the county's master plan.
Why you'd want them: To learn more about what the county and other key officials in the criminal justice system are doing to reduce the jail's population.
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Where you get the records: The county has a page on its website devoted to information about criminal justice. Go to http://bit.ly/i54NdT.
How much it will cost: The information is free.