Sheriff seeks more money for jail

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County Correctional Facility continues to exceed its limits and Sheriff Reuel “Moe” Todd has once again requested funds to pay the expenses incurred due to the overcrowding problem.

Todd has asked for an additional $200,000 to pay the costs associated with transporting and housing inmates in out-of-county facilities. The sheriff’s department must bear the expense of the costs associated with the relocation of inmates.

Initially, $100,000 was adopted in this year’s budget, however, that amount was exhausted in the first quarter of the year.

At that time, a request was made to transfer $600,000 to cover the added expenses.

That led to an additional $200,000 allocated through the adoption of a resolution in March, according to a memorandum Todd presented to legislators.

The fund balance is not enough to cover the expenses incurred through the month of May.

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