Commissioner Turner sworn in
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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