Gwinnett BOC renews inmate housing agreement with Georgia corrections department

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Gwinnett County’s prison will remain the home of as many as 222 state inmates while they serve out sentences for crimes they’ve been found guilty of committing.

County commissioners approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Georgia Department of Corrections to house the inmates in the Gwinnett County Comprehensive Correctional Complex until June 30, 2018. Prison warden Darrell Johnson said the agreement was one the county and state agree to each year to house the inmates in the county.

The agreement comes about a month after county officials agreed to house more inmates for the state.

“This number includes the 64 inmates that were voted on and approved by the (Board of Commissioners) back on April 18,” Johnson told commissioners.

In exchange for having the county house the inmates, the Georgia Department of Corrections will pay Gwinnett county $20 per inmate for each day that they are housed in the county.

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