Mercer County Has Contract To House Cook County Inmates

Mercer County Sheriff Tom Thompson

More foreign prisoners will be housed at the Mercer County Jail. It’s official. The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department has a contract to house Cook County inmates says Sheriff Tom Thompson.
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Just like the agreement with the U.S. Marshals Service, Cook County will pay Mercer County $50 per day per inmate housed at the jail. The Mercer County Board’s Law Enforcement Committee will review the contract March 27th and the full county board will act on the proposal on April 2nd.