Aurora plans early release of 6 jail inmates, including some with violent records

AURORA, Colo. - The city of Aurora plans the early release of six municipal jail inmates on Monday -- including some with violent records -- in a move it blamed on Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr.

The moves were outlined in a letter Aurora City Manager George Noe sent on Friday to Darr.

The six inmates, who have more than 100 arrests combined, are currently in the Denver jail.

For more than a year, Aurora has held an agreement with Denver to house some municipal inmates there for a daily, per-inmate fee. The agreement was prompted when the Adams County sheriff began turning away municipal inmates from his jail, citing a jail cap that has been in place for more than two years.

But because of overcrowding, Denver has decided to end the agreement with Aurora, which hasn't been able to find another replacement.

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