Commissioners approve agreement on jail beds


June 14, 2023

Linn County commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker on Tuesday, June 6, approved an intergovernmental agreement to provide beds at the Linn County Jail for Benton County inmates at a rate of $105 per bed per day.

Sheriff Michelle Duncan said the initial agreement began in 2010 and has been updated eight times, calling the need to house Benton inmates extremely rare.

In other business, the commissioners:

-- Approved an intergovernmental agreement with Lincoln County to provide Linn County Public Health with up to $350,000 to supply nurses to visit homes of vulnerable mo...

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