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On Tuesday UW-La Crosse students will vote on whether to pay an additional
The start of spring sometimes means trouble for the La Crosse County jail, with more people getting arrested and locked up.
But not so far this spring. Captain Steve Anderson at the county jail says the daily population average is down by about 30 inmates from the March numbers. About 180 prisoners have been in the jail this week. Anderson is concerned about a rise in the numbers of inmates with mental health problems, or drug issues, who are occupying beds. He says the high number of inmates going through detox has the jail nurses 'running...ragged,' having to add more work to their normal jail duties.
New technology is making its way to the La Crosse courthouse...
Over the next few weeks, modern electronic 'presentation equipment' will be installed in the courtrooms that were built nearly 20 years ago. That may mean computer-based video systems, instead of the current practice of using overhead projectors and portable movie screens. County clerk of courts Pam Radtke says the equipment hasn't been ordered yet, but people working on 'big trials' coming later this year have been asking when new equipment might be ready.