- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

TROY, Ohio (AP) - A western Ohio county is moving closer to reopening a jail pod after commissioners expressed support for the action.

The Dayton Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1PJji8x ) the 60-person pod at the Miami County incarceration Facility in Troy would be used for the county’s female inmates. They are currently being sent to Shelby County’s jail. Other agencies could also rent space in the pod.

The jail’s administrator, Lt. Dave Norman, says the county will need to hire four more correction officers before the pod can open. Officials say it could be operational in spring 2016.

The county began housing up to 15 female prisoners a day in Shelby County in August 2014 for $55 each. That move was in response to the growing number of female offenders in recent years.

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This story has been corrected to show that a jail official says the county needs to hire four more correction officers, not fire four more officers.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, https://www.daytondailynews.com


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