|Wisconsin county jails cope with prison doors closing|
JANESVILLE (WKOW) - Wisconsin's county jails are coping with the state's decision to close prisons to any new admissions in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
"They are the responsibility of the prisons, yet we are being left with the inmates," Rock County Sheriff Troy Knudson says.
Knudson says his jail currently has nine inmates who should be starting prison sentences at facilities under the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
"It's a hardship for our local jails," he says of the move by the state corrections department.
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