Nearly 1,000 convicted felons statewide were paroled Jan. 3 as part of a penal code reform to reduce prison population and costs.
Among those, 22 state inmates were released early from the Grant County Detention Center, said Jailer Terry Peeples.
“Originally, it was like 35 inmates,” he said. “But, some of those did not get out because they had retainers or charges pending.”
The early release is part of House Bill 463, which was passed during the 2011 General Assembly.