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Fewer in jail this Christmas

It's encouraging that the population at the Sedgwick County Jail continues to be lower than last year, even though it is still high. The average daily population from January through November was 1,567, about 80 fewer inmates than the same period last year. Credit for the drop largely goes to the county's wise decision to develop and emphasize alternative programs such as day-reporting and pretrial services.