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Female inmates will no longer be housed at the the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility. On Wednesday, March 27 the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted 4-1 in favor of Morris County housing female inmates from Sussex County.
According to the New Jersey Herald, the Morris County Correctional Facility will house a minimum of five Sussex County female inmates per day for $105 per inmate each day.
The decision to move inmates was made after seeing a big decrease in Sussex County inmates due to New Jersey's bail reform. The average daily jail population reportedly dropped from 126 in 2016 to 80 in December of 2018.
As part of the shared services agreement, Sussex County will pay a minimum, annual amount of $191,625 to Morris County even five beds are not needed every day.
Read the NJHerald.com story here.