Oktibbeha Co. to provide jail beds for Starkville

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Oktibbeha County has agreed to provide an extra eight beds at the county jail for prisoners from Starkville. This will cut the number of prisoners being transported to the Clay County jail from 15 to seven.

Starkville Police Chief David Lindley tells The Commercial Dispatch (http://bit.ly/y5Vjk0 ) the new agreement will help cuts costs for his department.

Short term prisoners will be placed in Oktibbeha County jail while long-term prisoners will be taken to West Point.

Oktibbeha County will charge Starkville $30 a night for each bed space while Clay County will charge $35 for each of its beds.