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Jail consultants miss report deadline

Justice Concepts Inc., hired by Sedgwick County in August 2008 to find ways to reduce the jail’s population, has missed another deadline.

The firm’s 10-month contract with the county expired in June, and county commissioners recently voted not to give the consultants more time to finish their work with the exception of a few tasks already started.

One of those tasks was a report about whether it would make sense to use closed prison facilities in Labette and Butler counties to house jail inmates.

Justice Concepts said it would turn in its recommendations by April 19 but didn’t do so. Last June, consultant Nancy Insco said the report about Labette County was on the hard drive of her computer at work.

Commissioners are expected to talk about the missing report Tuesday at their meeting with county staff.

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