Marshall County Council Approves Additional Appropriation for Inmate Care


The Marshall County Council approved an additional appropriation of $50,000 for the sheriff’s budget to fulfill a contact with Quality Correctional Care through the rest of the year.

Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin explained to the council members in their May meeting that they signed a contract where the monthly cost to provide medical, dentistry,and pharmaceutical services with the addition of mental health in 2014 is $12,166. In May, there was balance of $41,000 and that wouldn’t cover the contract for the remainder of the year.

Chamberlin did state that if they renew a contract by October 1, the monthly cost could decrease as the number of inmates has decreased. Chamberlin informed the council that the money for the contract will be budgeted in the 2015 budget.

The additional appropriation of $50,000 that was approved by the council Monday morning will be coming from the certified shares line item in the budget and not any additional taxpayer funds.