i wonder what happened. did another sitting duck get whacked because of a former inmate of the pre-release center? whats it going to be next a detention center for juvenille little girls? that might make the people of pike who dont understand how to keep safe feel safer.
Wow!!! Now if we can get the State to give the center to the Sheriffs Office, they will have a state of the art facility and can get income for housing out of county prisoners. Maybe the BOC needs to start working on this now.
Add all that and you still will not hit the 2 million per year in revenue. Lamar countys jail is a cash cow for the county. They have big time problems over their with money, but the jail helps reduce some of the problem. You sre just against a way to help reduce our property tax
No sir/no m'am. I just don't think that our average bear understands that IF every bed is full - an empty bed costs the same as a full bed - that one can't just look at the cash inflow but the costs involved. I.E. jail inmates cannot be made to work, either inside or outside of the facility, unless they are convicted and sentenced to county jail time, a very, very small number of " defendants".
We are not talking about making them work. We are talking about renting cell space. Not only would we save the 100,000 per year or so that we spend housing our own inmates in Lamar and Upson facilities. Over all we take in more than we pay out on a monthly basis. This would help cut he SO budget considerably and our tax bill .