It’s now been two weeks since Livingston County closed their jail.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Sheriff Steve Cox:

Steve Cox

Cox said the transition to holding detainees in the Daviess-DeKalb facility has gone fairly well.  He reports employee time has been freed up for other responsibilities, such as monitoring roadways.  The decision to close the prison was prompted by financial strain, including an unfunded federal mandate estimated to cost about $50,000 a year.