Jim Dennis, executive director at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, said Wednesday’s population stood at 597 or 94 percent, a record high for 2017. He said the population stood at 526 in February and climbed to 587 in March. During the meeting, Mr. Dennis said CCNO needs to diversify its beds to include involving offenders from member counties, state and federal levels to keep beds full and costs down since the City of Toledo is no longer a member. A special ad hoc committee recommended the contract which was also approved by the finance overview committee. Under the proposal, CCNO will provide 10 beds for federal inmates at a per diem rate of $90. The current CCNO member per diem rate is $72. The 10-bed limit may be exceeded only if appropriate housing is available.