Oswego County jail inmate pilot program to begin soon

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Sheriff Reuel “Moe” Todd said Wednesday that he expects the county to begin a state pilot program that could ease the maximum capacity issues faced at the Oswego County Public Safety Center.

“It should start within a week or two,” Todd said of the county’s participation in the program.

The state recently began a program called The Orleans Project, which removes “technical violators” of parole from the local jail, placing them in state-run facilities.

“It puts the technical violators back into the state system,” Todd said.“They would go back to the state prison.”

The sheriff noted that it would provide relief to the overcrowding situation. “At any given time we could move 10 or 12 inmates,” he said.

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