Cost Of Prisoner Transportation Likely To Be Higher Than Expected In 2018

2/1/18 – 10:54 A.M.

Overcrowding at the Hancock County Jail continues to eat into the budget. That’s the message from the county commissioners, who approved spending an additional $2,300 on inmate transportation costs during their Thursday meeting…

Audio:Mark Gazarek

Commissioner Mark Gazarek says the county has to house inmates in Wood, Putnam, and Van Wert counties when there is no room locally. He adds the cost of taking prisoners back and forth from those locations is already pacing ahead of expectations.

Gazarek says the commissioners had already budgeted more for prisoner transportation this year compared to 2017.