May 26, 2005

County jail fixes

It's another quiet day for Dryden in the Ithaca Journal. The County Legislature approved spending $160,000 for repairs to the County Jail after a request by the New York State Commission of Correction, which had originally insisted the county build a much larger jail. County Legislator Martha Robertson was concerned that the appropriation was "reviewing the program backwards," because of the way the money came from unspent 2004 funds.

Also, while I haven't been reporting it daily, the latest jail census shows only one person boarded out. It's fluctuated a bit over the past few months, but so far the Correction Commission's revoking the waivers doesn't seem to have cost the county a tremendous amount of money for boarding out. That could, of course, change, but so far, so good.

Posted by simon at May 26, 2005 7:02 AM in ,
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