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New strict policy puts added stress on Olmsted County jailers

A new 'one-strike' policy requires deputies to check jail detainees every 30 minutes or face discipline. Since it started, fully one third of the adult detention deputies were reprimanded.
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A new 'one-strike' policy requires deputies to check jail detainees every 30 minutes or face discipline. Since it started, fully one third of the adult detention deputies were reprimanded.

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