Prisoners from Gallia, Meigs Counties to be Housed in Fayette County

The Fayette County Commissioners have authorized the use of American Rescue Plan Act funding to fund projects through the Fayette County Prevention Coalition.

The Commissioners on Monday approved the use of $340,038.00 in total. The Pathways to Recovery Program will get $135,745. The Rose Avenue Community Center’s After School Program will get $96,298. Treatment and Prevention Services in the Schools will get $90,000 with $17,995 going to Transportation.

The Commissioners are also allowing Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth to enter into an agreement with Gallia and Meigs counties for the housing of prisoners from those counties in the Fayette County Adult Detention Center. The agreement will cost each County $65 per prisoner, per day. Meigs and Gallia counties would also be responsible for any ambulance or medical escort fees.

The agreement is in effect from August 16th through December 31st of this year.

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