.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Jail cells overflow, no relief in sight

-A A +A

Sheriff worries as record 204 prisoners pack 121-bed space

By Kayla Vaughn

The Lancaster County Detention Center is bursting at the seams, setting a record this week with more than 200 inmates jamming the 121-bed facility on Thursday.
Sheriff Barry Faile attributes the rise in the prisoner population to a big increase in the number of arrests this year – up 9 percent in the first two quarters. Violent crime has risen 82 percent.
“It’s sad that we’ve got that many inmates out there, but it’s good we have them there instead of on the streets,” Faile said this week.


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the The Lancaster News, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

Special Offer

You have used all your free page views for the month however if you wish to create a FREE limited access account you will be able to view a additional 3 pages per month.




You can also purchase a subscription and have full access to the site. To purchase a subscription simply enter your zipcode below

ZIP Code:

The Lancaster News | circulation@thelancasternews.com | 803-283-1133
PO Box 640; 701 North White St, Lancaster SC 29720
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday