Rural counties are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on jail overflow

SUN photo/Randi Pierce
The Archuleta County Detention Center control room sits empty and damaged following the April 2015 flooding that closed the facility. Since the flooding, which occurred during roof repair work, Archuleta County inmates have been housed in La Plata County.

Archuleta County expects costs will top $250,000 in 2017

By Luke Perkins
Durango Herald Staff Writer
Special to The SUN

Counties across Colorado are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to send inmates across county lines for incarceration, government officials said Monday at the first County Courthouse and County Jail Funding and Overcrowding Solutions Interim Study Committee in Denver.

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