ND prison population hits record level

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s soaring oil production has led to record population in the state. And that means more crime and less jail space.

Corrections Department Director Leann Bertsch says the state’s prison population is at a record level. She says there are a record 1,550 inmates at the state penitentiary in Bismarck and lockups across the state are filled beyond capacity.

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