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County jail to reopen for first time in three years

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Mahoning County's sheriff says the main jail will be fully open by April 7th after being closed for almost 3 years.

Sheriff Jerry Greene says the additional 57 beds will allow the jail to house more of the county's inmates.

At least five fee programs instituted under his administration are generating funds for the sheriff's department and making the full opening of the jail possible.

"What that means to us and the community is there's going to be 57 additional beds that sentenced inmates judges put in jail will remain behind bars," Greene says. "The long and short of it is, we're hoping it's going to reduce crim or help reduce crime and make Mahoning County a little bit safer."

Greene says, because of the new fee programs, the funds generated have helped hire seven new deputies for the jail staff.

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