Now that the Washington County Justice Center is open, the need and cost of transporting the county’s incarcerated to other facilities has ceased for the most part. An exception is one prisoner requiring specialized treatment elsewhere.
Sheriff Mike Robinson, in a report to the County Board of Supervisors earlier this week, says the Washington County Justice Center is now housing prisoners from Saunders, Pawnee, Burt, Otoe and Johnson Counties.
The sheriff says contracts with at least two other counties are close to completion.
Housing those prisoners from other counties brought in 49 thousand dollars in October alone.