Jailers watch the inmates not the deputies.
I read the article and filled in the blanks. Yes I read that they are going to be paid to house outsiders; but aren't we paying them to house our own already? So how much man power is going to be lost in patrolling the county, by watching the Feds guests which could get as high as 48 inmates? Is the Sheriff’s Department going to be adding more deputies? If not then that is lost man power on the streets to clean up the county. If they do add manpower how much will that cost? Training, uniforms and health insurance is not that economical. I figured that $1152 a day with 48 inmates is not going to pay for the additional deputies needed to keep the county safe. Bottom line up front: I looked at this from a different view. Why take on housing Uncle Sam’s thugs, when we don't house our own. So who will be watching these clowns, the feds or your local yokels? Taking the force from handling their own business to play the Holiday Inn for the Feds is just not a smart choice. “If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn't thinking.”-- Gen George S. Patton
Did you even read the article? Nothing to do w/ police. Govt is paying Dewitt for housing their inmates. It's like renting. Govt troops are not going to storm Cuero, I promise. On second thought, maybe that would be a good idea?
I have heard some crazy things in my day, but this tops them all. If it's about the money, which it is; then it's not a good idea. Until, the jail is filled with the local criminals, which I feel the Sheriffs Department is scared to arrest anyways; why house outsiders when there are more than enough in Dewitt County to fill it up. We are already paying you to do a job, let us get our monies worth!
The federalization of small town police forces does not bode well.
No amount of money will make this a good idea.