Monday, May 5, 2014

Supes want to charge more money for inmates.

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors wants to charge Jackson more money for housing its prisoners.  The county currently operates under an agreement with Jackson made more than twenty years ago under the Ditto administration.  The board voted 4-1 two weeks ago to open discussions with Jackson about the contract. 


Supervisor Tony Greer said the agreement was "antiquated" and did not reflect current costs.  He distributed a spreadsheet (posted below) stating the cost per inmate per day is $45/ while Jackson only pays $16.  Video of the discussion is posted below.  Supervisor Kenneth Stokes said the board should charge the same fee to all municipalities.  Mr. Stokes said the county needed to raise taxes to pay for a new jail.  He also said the county should build it in Jackson (See Stokes at 12:30.)




12 comments:

Anonymous said...

stokes is right that the other municipalities in hinds county should pay the same. charge them all the same

i can't believe i agreed with something stokes said

Anonymous said...

He supported Jackson paying lower fees when he was on the City Council. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Why is the Jail not for all Hinds county lawbreakers? Why does a city need a jail or its own?

Anonymous said...

"Jackson" already pays 'more money' for its inmates. Its time the board of supervisors - yes, all of them - recognize that 'their' budget, the money that they designate as 'county funds' comes mostly from city residents. Jackson and Clinton fund the jail, just as they fund the roads, the library, and the graft and corruption of the county left from the Graham administration. (Airwaves, Porter Bingham, IMG Eng, etc. etc.)

Anonymous said...

3:18, numbers to back up your assertions please.

Anonymous said...

3:18, numbers to back up your assertions please.

Right. Pony up the numbers because 4:33 PM is too dense to intuitively understand where the predominance of wealth exists in Hinds and, then, make the connection as to who the hell is likely to be paying the majority of the county's bills.

God love the big JJ tent that welcomes in the numbskulls.

Anonymous said...

Might as well get a private jail. Supervisors cannot manage money. Sheriff cannot manage prisoners. But then again, I wonder if they can negotiate a sensible contract with a private jail.

Anonymous said...

So, I guess you don't have any numbers then?

Anonymous said...

Call me crazy, but I don't think it would benefit the citizens of Hinds County or it's neighbors for Jackson not to be able to pay the fees to house those they arrest within the city.

Gosh, Mr. Stokes, we could save a lot of money by not jailing any criminals,and you could get a better supervisor's vehicle. But, then it'd be stolen so where's the savings? ( dripping with sarcasm ).



Anonymous said...

Instead of building a huge new county jail, why doesn't the county build a jail sized to hold county prisoners and let all cities house their own prisoners? It is clear the county does not have the expertise necessary to run a big jail. If they would announce that plan now, it would give cities enough time to build their own facilities or let a private company come in and contract to hold city prisoners.

Anonymous said...

because state law says that jails are a function of the county.

Anonymous said...

You want to fix the jail? Three words for you: Sheriff Frank Sutton

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