|The Story||A commissioner told Sheriff David
Walker that, “I’d like to see some
real accounting - I want to see exactly what it’s costing
us” regarding the Sheriff's desire to hire more jailers to supervise
out-of-county inmates. The county is paid $40 per inmate per day
to house inmates from other counties.
County Treasurer Katherine Canova estimated employee costs per jailer
is about $3,500 per month, counting benefits.
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|The Spin||An inmate brings in $1,200 a month ($40 a day X 30 days). So one jailer (at $3,500 per month) for every 3 out-of-county inmates (3 x $1,200 = $3,600) would put you in the profit zone. But you have to factor in that an inmate needs to be supervised 24 hours and . . . uh . . . screw it . . . call a CPA.|
||This year, the county will receive
$121,000 for its share of the never ending tobacco settlement from some
|The Spin||One commissioner lit up a cigar
and said, "Sweeeeeeet."
|The Story||Prolific letter to the editor
writer Ken Hughes now fires off a hot opinion that America was not
founded as a Christian nation.
|The Spin||The responses to come are already giving me Tired Head.|
|The Story||Former District Judge John Lindsey
|The Spin||A great guy is gone, but his name lives on at the "The John R. Lindsey State Jail." Which I always thought was a little odd, but an honor nonetheless.|
|The Story||Only 8 people have voted in early
voting on the Bridgeport wet/dry election. Voters have to travel to
Decatur to cast the vote.
|The Spin||"The good news is that I got to stop and pick me of a six pack of cold ones while I was over here. Decatur actually began to look pretty good once I got my drink on," said one Bridgeport voter.|