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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

Jail Costs Increasing

Board Tables Fair Board Resignation


October 27, 2021

The cost of crime is increasing. Cheyenne County Sheriff Adam Frerichs reported in the Oct. 18 meeting of Cheyenne County Commissioners the Scottsbluff County Jail is increasing its rates.

Cheyenne County sends inmates to neighboring facilities when Cheyenne County's jail is at capacity, or for specific situations such as problem inmates. Scottsbluff County is increasing its rate for Level 3, problem inmates to $100 per day. The commissioners approved giving Frerichs signature authority to enter an agreement with Scottsbluff County.

Cheyenne County charges $50 per day for out-of-county inm...

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