|Montezuma County may stop accepting state inmates|
|By the-journal.com- Patrick Armijo|
Montezuma County commissioners are threatening to stop accepting Colorado Department of Correction inmates at the county jail unless the state pays the full amount it is billed for housing them.
The state is currently paying the county $58.56 per day for DOC inmates housed in the county jail despite being billed $75 per day.
“To me that’s an unfunded mandate,” Commissioner Keenan Ertel said Tuesday during a the commissioners’ weekly meeting.
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