For the first time since budget cuts led to layoffs at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in the wake of the Great Recession, jail administrators want to use state money to relieve the pressure of a growing inmate population by hiring eight new corrections deputies and a jail commander.The move, which county commissioners will address today, would allow jail administrators to go forward with a plan to add up to 142 beds at the jail. The hiring of additional personnel would be paid for using an estimated $1.51 million over the next two years from the state Department of Corrections.That would allow the sheriff’s office to dedicate deputies to parts of the jail that have been understaffed. If authorized by commissioners, the hiring of new deputies would begin during the remaining months of 2014.The county has two contracts with the Department of Corrections. One is for housing inmates who have violated the terms of their supervision. The other provides 27 beds to work-release inmates. The latter accounts for the bulk of the money the county receives, said Norah West, a spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections.Hiring more corrections deputies and a jail commander, who would be tasked with planning for a possible jail expansion, is necessary “to address the growing jail population,” Jail Chief Ric Bishop said. On average, the jail houses roughly 763 inmates a day, up from 720 in 2013.
Two of Britain’s leading low-cost airlines are this week launching new services that will help the north-west of England to stake its claim as a growing air travel centre.Establishing itself at its new Manchester Airport base, easyJet is launching six new routes from the city, offerings its rain-soaked residents the prospect of direct flights to southern-European sun-spots such as Tenerife, Paphos, Malaga and Malta.Meanwhile Flybe has launched a host of new routes from several UK hubs today, also granting Manchester a new flight route to Inverness, adding to nine existing UK flights out of the city (including to the Channel Islands).Neighbouring Liverpool has also seen an upsurge in flight routes out of John Lennon International Airport of late, with easyJet now launching a Liverpool-Jersey route in addition to its Manchester operations – and expecting to carry 100,000 passengers on the route over the coming year.This week has also seen a preliminary backing given to plans for Carlisle Airport to be given a new terminal and runway, returning it to full passenger operations under the guidance of Stobart Air – and serving the north-west with another air travel option.Expanded services from Flybe come on the back of a new partnership agreement, with the carrier’s new Dundee to Birmingham and Belfast flights coming courtesy of a recently signed franchise agreement with Loganair.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedRyanair announces Manchester-Frankfurt serviceRyanair announces Manchester-Frankfurt serviceNew Manchester-Spain service from easyJetNew Manchester-Spain service from easyJetBudget airline announces new winter route to IstanbulCheap flights airline easyJet will be launching its 400th route with flights to Istanbul this winter.