Number of inmates in Sedgwick County jail down this year

The average daily population of inmates in the Sedgwick County Jail through November fell by nearly 100 compared with the same time period last year.

Sedgwick County Manager William Buchanan gave commissioners his monthly update on the criminal justice system this morning. His report said the average daily population from January through November was 1,649 in 2009 and 1,567 for the same time period this year.

The number of days inmates stayed in jail also dropped, which contributed to the decrease in the average daily population. The average length of stay in 2009 through November was 17.4. The average length of stay this year through November was 16, Buchanan said.

Read more in Thursday’s Eagle.