Potter County is working hard to keep its inmate count down.  They currently have a prisoner capacity of 599, but have 501 prisoners.

Commissioners’ have turned down extending the detention center, causing room to be limited. Potter County watches inmate numbers daily, seeing a decrease than previous years.

The Sheriff’s Office makes frequent reports to Potter County Commissioners and through a partnership with the Panhandle Area Public Defenders Office they are working to keep the numbers down.

The partnership is providing a more accessible way to obtain an attorney.

The Public Defenders Office believes in the holistic method approach when it comes to helping clients.