A $250,000 prisoner housing agreement between Paulding and Putnam counties has been signed with both counties benefitting.
Under the memorandum of understanding between the two counties, Paulding County will pay Putnam County $250,000 annually through Dec. 31, 2015, to house prisoners as long as Paulding County’s jail doesn’t reopen.
Paulding County’s jail closed in 2008 because of financial constraints following the defeat of an operating levy renewal in that county.
Under the terms of the deal, Putnam County will get $250,000 annually regardless of the number of inmates housed.
Payments of $62,500 quarterly will be made.
Through September, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office has paid $280,297.20 to house prisoners out of county and the county has already paid approximately $300,000 in 2013. That figure does not include transportation costs, medical costs or other miscellaneous expenses.