Midland Jail Overcrowding Because of Unpaid Tickets 9/30/13
CBS 7 News
The Midland County Jail suffers from overcrowding. Sheriff Gary Painter says many of the inmates are there because of unpaid tickets. He says itís a cycle of not paying a ticket, not showing up to court, and accumulating more tickets to the point where thereís a warrant out for arrest.
Sheriff Painter says by not paying the first ticket, the inmate acquires not only more money and work for himself, but for the deputies and sheriff as well.