FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. - Due to overcrowding, the Franklin County jail is set to evict about 30 inmates from Fulton County in the next month.
County commissioners ended their contract with Fulton County last week. County Commissioner David Keller said it cost $70 a day to keep Fulton County inmates but cost twice as much to transfer inmates to other counties.
Officials said they have already moved people to nearby counties and have stopped taking in federal inmates.
"We had to make the fiscally responsible decision to ask Fulton County to find space elsewhere for their inmates, so we could free up some space in our jail to hopefully, at some point, be able to bring back some of our inmates," said David Keller, Franklin County Commissioner.
Commissioner Keller said the jail population has increased by 50 percent in the last three years.