CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The summer is proving to be a very demanding time for the Nueces County Jail, according to Nueces County Sheriff J.C. Hooper said.
Hooper said the jail is at 98-percent of capacity with more than 1,000 inmates behind bars. He said making sure each inmate is cared for and fed every day is quite a challenge for staff.
"The purpose of the county jail is pretty much a holding cell," Hooper said. "People are being held here while their court process plays out. Whether they are going to court, waiting on an appeal. Many, many that belong in the state."
Hooper said out of those 1,000 inmates, more than half are repeat offenders and 900 are facing felony charges.