Hays County Jail Inmate Outsourcing Costs Continue Rise

Hays County Jail Inmate Outsourcing Costs Continue Rise

Staff Reports

On Tuesday, Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra presented the Hays County Inmate Outsourcing costs rise over $4,000 for the week of April 21 thru April 27.

The Hays County Jail’s daily average of inmates was 533 with a peak of 542 inmates on April 25. Two-hundred and seven males and three females were outsourced to Bell, Burnet, Caldwell, McLennan, Limestone and Walker Counties.

The cost of outsourcing inmates is estimated to be $73,979, $4,303 more than the county spent the week of April 14 thru April 20.

The county’s inmate population and outsourcing costs on a week to week basis have been on the rise the last few weeks.

For the week of April 14, the county had a daily average of 532 inmates with a peak of 542 on April 18. The county outsourced 199 male inmates and 3 female inmates to Bell, Burnet, Caldwell, McLennan, Limestone and Walker Counties for a cost of $69,676.

During the week of April 7 thru April 11, the county jail had a daily average inmate population of 513 with a peak of 529 on April 11. Outsourcing 186 males and 3 females to the above counties cost the county $64,418.

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra noted the rise in costs and inmates; no other remarks were made on the subject. 


 

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