Inmates Staying in Tents
One eastern Missouri jail is so overcrowded that authorities are using a huge tent to house weekend prisoners.
The 180-bed jail in St. Francois County (around Farmington) Missouri had a record of 291 inmates Saturday. They’re expecting to use the tent again this weekend. The tent was purchased through Army Surplus and sits on gravel in the jail’s impound lot surrounded by a razor-wire fence.