SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A southwest Missouri county that is housing about 160 overflow inmates in jails in other counties is adding temporary structures outfitted with beds, utilities, bathrooms and guard stations.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Greene County commissioners finalized a lease Friday. The county says in a news release that Seymour-based All Detainment Solutions will erect the six temporary structures in a parking lot next to the existing jail. The temporary facility will cost the county $873,153 a year for the first two years, and slightly less in subsequent years. The structures are expected to open in early November.
The current jail capacity tops out at 601 inmates. The release says the cost of housing inmates in other jails is expected to be $2.2 million in 2017.
Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com