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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Commissioners Discuss Jail Costs


January 9, 2019

Each county jail charges an amount per inmate for offenders from other counties.

For the Nebraska Department of Corrections, the average annual cost is $35,950, according to

Cheyenne County charges neighboring counties $45 per day. Monday morning, Cheyenne County Commissioners asked newly elected Sheriff Adam Frerichs if the rate is sufficient for the costs of managing the jail, and in comparison to other regional jails.

Frerichs said the rate and the number of inmates from other counties housed in Cheyenne County is benefitting Cheyenne County.

“We’ve had some pretty go...

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