Oxford County, Maine

Assistant district attorneys    sworn in Jan. 5

Register of Deeds Shearman    sworn in for second term

Sheriff Wayne Gallant    sworn in for third term

Commissoners 2015 meeting    schedule

County continues jail    payments to state

$6.58 million budget ok'd

• Stairs, repairs bulk of    increases in budget

Registry of Deeds office    going digital

County given land near    regional airport

County switching deeds    records company

 911 dispatch - the glue    that  binds emergency    services

County tax levy by towns

    Commissioner Turner sworn in

Commissioner Timothy Turner sworn in
Dedimus Justice Karen Tibbetts, right, is shown swearing in County Commissioner Timothy Turner at a ceremony prior to the start of the monthly commissioners' meeting Tuesday. Turner was accompanied by his wife Wendy.

Early projection of returning County Jail to full-time status: $1.3 million

by Christopher Crosby, Staff Writer Sun Journal Jan. 21, 2015

PARIS — Returning control of the Oxford County Jail to the county may run taxpayers an additional $1.3 million annually, though the impact will depend on how lawmakers respond to the looming system crisis, officials from the Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. 

Oxford County officials have begun early forecasts on the financial impact of transitioning the jail from state to county hands, including transitioning the temporary holding facility into a full-time jail.

Sheriff Wayne Gallant told county commissioners Tuesday that recent signs from the governor's office indicate interest in returning the operation and funding of county jails to county governments.

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