(Stryker, OH) A federal court is contracting with CCNO to house an overflow of prisoners.
Despite the squabble between Lucas County commissioners and Toledo's mayor over who should pay for how many beds at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, the regional jail is seeing an influx of inmates from an unlikely source.
An increase in the prosecution of violent crimes and drug cases by a U.S. attorney in central and southern Ohio is prompting that court to look for extra jail space-- even 150 miles away at Stryker. As a result, CCNO is housing an average of 30 more inmates per day from the feds.
At 90 bucks per day per federal prisoner, that's helping CCNO stay afloat while Lucas County and Toledo leaders sort out their differences.