- Associated Press - Thursday, September 14, 2017

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) - The Cibola County Board of Commissioners approved a contract with CoreCivic Inc. to house the county’s inmates upon closure of the Cibola County Detention Center.

The Gallup Independent reports (https://bit.ly/1jl8YBA ) Attorney Dave Pato, who represents the county, says the three-year contract requires a minimum bed count of 120 inmates, at $54 per bed per day, and allows for 20 roundtrip transports per week.

The contract also includes basic medical, but does not include any hospitalization costs.

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If an inmate requires an out-of-facility examination at the hospital, the county would be billed for the additional costs.

The total projected costs are $2.14 million for nine months, counting transports and the transfer of eight detention center staff to the sheriff’s office to handle booking tasks not covered in the contract.


Information from: Gallup Independent, https://www.gallupindependent.com

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