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On jail’s costs and revenue

May 24, 2012
By Richard Cutting - Sheriff , Essex County

To clarify a recent article and "disbelief" expressed, both at the county meeting and in comments online: New York state closed our old jail as outdated, dangerous and inadequate. We were paying between $500,000 and $750,000 per year to house overflow inmates out of county, in addition to transportation to and from courts.

 
 

 

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