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Cook County Inmate Count Zero At Mercer County Jail

February 1st, 2014

cook county busThe harsh winter weather impacting business at the Mercer County Jail. The Cook County inmate count at the jail is zero now, but Mother Nature is partly to blame says Mercer County Board Chairman Jeff McWhorter.

Since last May, the county has been receiving $50 per day per Cook County inmate housed at the jail.
McWhorter says another issue still on the table for the Mercer County Board is the second detective position at the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, which was eliminated last December, but will be considered again Tuesday night.

The Mercer County Jail still houses U.S. Marshals Services prisoners at $65 per day per inmate. The current count is 32 federal prisoners.

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