Hancock County’s commissioners signed off on new prisoner housing agreement with the City of Findlay today that updates fees and attempts to eliminate overcrowding at the jail.
Findlay will pay $84 per day to house its prisoners, retroactive to March. The city had been paying $55 per day since 1989, the last time the fee was increased. The new contract also allows for an annual fee increase, based on the actual cost of housing prisoners each year.
The contract also establishes guidelines meant to reestablish the practice of transporting prisoners to other county jails when the Hancock County Justice Center is overcrowded. The city will pay the cost of transporting its prisoners.