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Fri January 20, 2012
Daviess County Jail Losing Money
By Drew Adams
Murray, KY – A Purchase jailer says the average number of state and federal prisoners at his facility has fallen, decreasing revenue earned from housing inmates. Daviess County Jailer David Osborne says the jail houses an average of 200 local prisoners a day and has 550 of the 699 available beds currently filled. Osborne told the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer the goal is to get enough revenue from state and federal prisoners to pay the cost of housing local inmates. He adds because of the declining jail population, two of five buildings in the jail complex have been closed. And the number of employees has been cut from 93 to 79.