Butte County Considering Plan to House Jail Inmates in Sutter County

A plan to relieve overcrowding in Butte County’s Jail goes before the Board of Supervisors today. The state’s plan to incarcerate low level offenders in county jails has led to overcrowding. So the idea is to put up to 100 inmates a day at Sutter County’s jail. Butte Undersheriff Kory Honea says the contract would be for up to 100 beds a day at about 30 dollars per bed, but the contract could be dissolved by either party at any time. Honea says this is only a temporary solution and there may be a need to expand the Butte County Jail in the future. He adds the agreement with Sutter County and any new positions will be paid for by the state.

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