Jail budget nearly flat

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County Clerk’s excess fees increase almost 19 percent

By Lisa King


This year’s proposed jail budget of $4,443,925 is just a shade more than last year’s budget of $4,308,925.

Shelby County Jailer Darrell Cox presented his 2018-2019 budget for the Shelby County Detention Center, which is nearly flat, just $135,000 over last year’s.

Cox said the increase is due to a slight rise in revenues from increased booking fees and a few other reasons, but that expenditures are also up a little, so it evens out, he said.

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