Miller County is one of two Missouri counties that will start accepting inmates from Springfield. City inmates to county jail transfers outside Greene County begin at the end of May. The previously-announced move comes as the Greene County sheriff refuses to accept city inmates because the county jail is full of inmates charged with more serious crimes. Starting May 31st people arrested for city violations will be taken to Miller and Taney counties. The Springfield City Council unanimously approved a contract with a local company, Southern Missouri Judicial Services. That company will take inmates to and from the Taney County Jail, and work as security at a detention center set up at the South Springfield Police Station. Miller County is charging $38 per inmate per day. The Springfield City Council has already approved $500,000 to be spent on the plan. The Miller County Sheriff’s Department has volunteered to pick up and drive inmates headed to their jail.