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CROW WING COUNTY BOARD: Ways to reduce jail costs considered


The definition of insanity is usually described as repeatedly doing the same thing and expecting different results.

Crow Wing County Administrator Tim Houle used that example Tuesday as the board considered trying a new program to reduce the chance inmates would return to jail as repeat offenders. 

The county agreed to try it as a pilot program for a year. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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