- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) - A minimum security jail in southern New Jersey is closing and its inmates are being transported elsewhere.

The Burlington County Times reports (https://bit.ly/1MVBtU1 ) female inmates from the Burlington County Corrections and Work Release Center will begin moving to the Atlantic County Jail Monday. All 74 inmates are expected to be transferred by the end of the week.

Officials say the Pemberton Township facility is one of two jails in the county. It’s shutting down to save money and improve efficiency.

County spokesman Eric Arpert says the 32 corrections officers who work at the jail will be moved to the Burlington County Detention Center in Mount Holly.

Arpert says the county will pay more than $80 per day to house each inmate in Atlantic County once the facility closes.

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Information from: Burlington County Times (Willingboro, N.J.), https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com


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