There could soon be more room in the Miller County Jail after county commissioners, today (Friday), voted to cancel an agreement to house Springfield Municipal inmates. The initial concept, according to Prosecuting Attorney Ben Winfrey was all good until it ultimately came down to a transportation issue.
Based on the recommendation of Winfrey, commissioners voted unanimously to cancel the contract effectively ending the housing agreement officially following a 30-60 day notice. In the meantime, an agreement to house inmates from Greene County will NOT be affected. That’s according to Miller County Presiding Commissioner Tom Wright who says, separate from the Springfield Municipal agreement, that agreement has been going according to plan with Greene County providing 100-percent of the transport back and forth of their inmates. It is hoped with the Springfield Municipal agreement being cancelled that Miller County can now pick up a few more Greene County inmates to house.