No More Free Lunch for Delta Town’s Inmates

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Four Washington County area towns who have been getting free beds for their prisoners at the Washington County Correctional Facility may soon have to start paying up. Percy Miles of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department surprised County Supervisors by revealing that four towns, Leland, Arcola, Metcalfe, and Hollandale, do not have a contract with the county and currently pay no fees to house their prisoners in the facility. The City of Greenville contracts with Washington County at a rate of $25 per day. Supervisors have asked County attorneys to look into setting up a fee schedule. Miles suggested that the county charge as much as $45 per day per inmate for housing prisoners from towns who do not have a contract with the county.



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