Costs of inmate medical bills skyrocketing in Clay County
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Clay County committee will decide Monday on whether to approve a transfer of funds so that the Sheriff's Office can pay off inmate medical bills.
Sheriff Rick Beseler says he needs $80,000 to cover bills from the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
In fact, inmate medical expenses for this fiscal year have exceeded the prior year's expense by more than $109,000, according to Beseler.
The county's Budget, Finance & Human Services Committee is expected to take up the item around 2:30 p.m.
The Clay County Jail was last reported of being capable of holding around 500 inmates.
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