Jail boarding bill soars
When the numbers are crunched, Becker County staff says there is a real need for a new jail in the very near future.
Last month, the county paid $25,000 to Hubbard County for housing inmates that won’t fit in Becker County’s facility. The county is estimated to pay about $300,000 to $400,000 a year to Hubbard County. And that doesn’t include transportation costs.
“It’s costing us a lot more than we originally thought,” Sheriff Kelly Shannon told the County Board on Tuesday.
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