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Brian Basham/Record Becker County Jail Inmate Jamie Totland has been in the jail for seven months awaiting his trial for a felony weapons charge, fleeing police, controlled substance and a traffic violation. The Detroit Lakes man said he does a lot of reading while in jail.

Life behind iron bars, a look inside the Becker County Jail

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Walking into the Becker County Maximum-Security Jail, an everyday citizen might first view the scene in black and white (with splashes of orange from the inmates' jumpsuits).


There are the good guys with the badges and guns and the bad guys in their cells.

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