First Out-of-county Inmates Coming to Grant County

LANCASTER, WI (Ben Caxton) — The Grant County Jail will be housing 10 inmates from Scott County, Iowa by the end of this week. Grant County Sheriff Nate Dreckman confirmed that the county has entered into an agreement to house 10 inmates in the Grant County Jail from Scott County, at a cost of $54 per day. Scott County will transport the inmates to the Grant County Community Services Building, which is located south of Lancaster. Dreckman says Scott County has also agreed to reimburse Grant County for any health care services that it has to provide to the minimum security inmates. Dreckman says Grant County is one of six county jail facilities in the Tri-State area where Scott County inmates are being housed, due to overcrowding in its jail. Under the agreement, 10 cells in the Grant County Jail will be set aside for use by Scott County. Sheriff Dreckman said last September that Grant County was going to be aggressive in finding inmates from other counties as Grant County could generate as much as $250,000 in revenue by housing out-of-county inmates.

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