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County renews prisoner housing contracts

Butler County has renewed its contracts with the City of Greenville, the City of Georgiana and the Town of McKenzie to house the municipalities’ prisoners for the upcoming year.

The renewal of the contracts was approved at Monday’s Butler County Commission meeting. There were no changes from the previous year’s contract, according to County Administrator Diane Kilpatrick.

The three municipalities will pay a total of $104,500 to the county.

Greenville will pay $100,000 to house its prisoners at the Butler County Correctional Facility, while Georgiana and McKenzie will pay $3,000 and $1,500, respectively.

In addition, each municipality will pay the Butler County Sheriff’s Office a daily feeding allowance of $5.50 per day for each prisoner.