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DeWitt County Sheriff Mike Walker says not many changes are being made as he continues to the first few months of his tenure but notes, one thing he is preparing for is to keep inmates in the DeWitt County Jail starting in April.

 

Sheriff Walker says when the decision was made to transport inmates to Piatt County, the area faced a lot of economic uncertainty, primarily the future of the power plant.

 

 

Going forward, when the agreement ends, Sheriff Walker plans to resume housing inmates locally. But first, the jail needs some upgrades to the tune of about $200,000.

 

 

The Sheriff says right now he is working to fill at least one open position on the force and could possibly have another spot coming open in the near future. 

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