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Burnett County Jail Administrator - Mark Schmidt

Jail Administrator Mark Schmidt told the public safety committee that he was once again in the midst of the summer season up in the jail.

“Right now, we have 44 inmates and by Monday I expect that will be up to 54,” Schmidt said. “This is the time of year that on the weekends the numbers continue to go up.”

Schmidt also spoke briefly about four ongoing cases that he expects will be in prison.

“Some of those prisoners have been up there for a while and those four cases should be in prison by the end of the year,” he added.

Following the meeting the public safety committee took their annual tour of the jail. They saw the dispatch room and got a look at one of the holding cells.