Kendall OKs pact to house prisoners
By Steve Lord firstname.lastname@example.org June 16, 2012 2:14PM
Updated: July 18, 2012 6:08AM
YORKVILLE — The Kendall County Board has approved an agreement with Kane County to house Kane’s prisoners in the Kendall jail when necessary.
The cost to Kane County to house prisoners in Kendall will continue at its present rate — $60 a day.
The good news for Kane County is that it does not presently see the need for the overflow housing. In fact, it spent nothing on overflow from its Corrections Board and Care budget in 2011, and anticipates spending nothing again in the 2012 budget.
In 2010, Kane had an average of 655 prisoners each day in the jail, which has a capacity of 640 beds. That was cut to a daily average of 608 prisoners in 2011.
That meant a cut in the Kane budget for board and care outside the county from $473,587 in 2010 to nothing in 2011.
In fiscal year 2010, the Kendall sheriff’s office took in $787,460 a year for inmate board and care at the jail in Yorkville. That fell to $775,623 in 2011.
The Sheriff’s Office has estimated it will be $750,000 for 2012, but Chief Deputy Scott Koster said as of May 31, the amount taken in is $427,143, which means the sheriff’s office should meet or exceed that budget estimate for the full year.