Jefferson Co. inmates to be house in Seneca

Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg announced today that he has entered into an agreement to house inmates from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in northern New York.“As part of our on-going efforts in marketing our correctional facility and bring in money for Seneca County, today, we will begin accepting inmates from the Jefferson County Jail. The agreement calls for Jefferson County to pay Seneca County $85.00 per inmate/per day. Jefferson County is responsible for all transportation and medical related costs for their inmates while housed in the Seneca County Correctional Facility. For security reasons, the Sheriff can not disclose the exact number of inmates Seneca County he will be receiving, but, he did indicate that it will be well worth Seneca County’s efforts financially.“Times are tough and anything we can do to bring needed revenue into Seneca County while at the same time cutting expenses we are doing” said Sheriff Jack Stenberg. “Since we have been in-boarding inmates into our Jail we have generated over $1.5 million dollars which has been deposited directly into the County general fund and used to offset local property taxes” continued the Sheriff. One of our main goals apart for becoming a totally NYS accredited agency is to reduce our costs, generate revenue and streamline our operations, which we have done and continue to do.Jefferson County inmates, join inmates from Ontario and Tompkins County along with Federal Detainees of the US Marshal’s Service which the Sheriff also has a contract with.The Sheriff also praised his Corrections staff who have had supervise the influx of inmates into the County Jail. Every day they go about their duties as professionals and are part of the team to generate revenue for Seneca County.

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