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City of Cleveland holding review of inmates held at Cuyahoga County Jail

“No one should be held one minute longer than necessary. It’s not acceptable."

CLEVELAND — A review of the inmates being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail is being conducted by the City of Cleveland.

According to a statement released on Monday, the findings of the review thus far is that a total of 143 inmates were held beyond their release dates.

“No one should be held one minute longer than necessary. It’s not acceptable,” said newly sworn-in Cleveland Mayor Justin M. Bibb. “The City is working with Cuyahoga County to make sure that this issue is resolved.”

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The release says the City of Cleveland Division of Correction uses a number of different processes to determine inmates being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail on Cleveland charges. These include analysis of IMACS and LERMS, as well as the Cleveland Municipal Court and Cuyahoga County Common Pleas websites.

The city noted that Cleveland does not pay for days that inmates are held beyond mandated holding times, unless that it is determined an inmate was held due to the error of a city employee.

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