25 Cook County Inmates Arrive At Mercer County Jail Last Weekend

The Mercer County Jail is accepting Cook County inmates again. Sheriff Dave Staley says they’re low risk inmates and will hopefully provide Mercer County a more consistent revenue stream. He spoke on the subject at last night’s Mercer County Board meeting.

The sheriff’s department receives $50 per day per Cook County prisoner housed at the jail and $65 per day per U.S. Marshals Service prisoner housed at the facility.