Daviess County Fiscal Court has approved a new intergovernmental agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice for housing federal prisoners.
The new per diem rate was negotiated with the U.S. Marshals Service by The Summerill Group.
“They have successfully negotiated the rate of $70 per prisoner per day, up from $55 per prisoner per day, which will result in an estimated $300,000 to $400,000 in additional revenue per year,” said County Treasurer Jordan Johnson.
“I would like to highlight that Jailer Maglinger and his staff worked incredibly diligently to compile the information and narrative necessary for the negotiations,” Johnson added.
The new per diem rate is retroactive to July 1, 2023.