Cities will pay for housing prisoners

$35 per day for those jailed at county jail

Municipalities within Escambia County (Ala.) will soon have to pay the county $35 per day for housing inmates arrested on misdemeanor charges or violating local ordinances under an agreement passed Monday by the county commission.

The commission approved a tri-party intergovernmental service agreement for housing city prisoners. The contract presented Monday was for the city of Brewton, but Sheriff Heath Jackson said an identical contract will be presented to Atmore, East Brewton and Flomaton.

Jackson said the charge will levied only for people brought to jail on charges that will be handled i...

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