Hinds jail costs could hit $100K

By The Associated Press

RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — Hinds County supervisors have decided to spend whatever money is necessary to fix security and maintenance problems at the jail in Raymond.

The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/IX9rpp) acted Monday in the wake of escapes and at least three disturbances.

Officials say the costs could run as high as $100,000.

Among key problems at the facility are jailer staffing and inmates destroying property. The countywide penal system routinely has 1,000-plus inmates.

Sheriff Tyrone Lewis did not say how many more jailers are needed.