Twinsburg green-lighted its end of an agreement to hous inmates at the Solon jail, if necessary.
On Tuesday city council approved an agreement that would pay Solon $75 a day per inmate on an as needed basis.
"We are not closing our jail,” Police Chief Chris Noga said. “If we closed it and tried to reopen it, it would be cost prohibitive.”
The two-year deal says Twinsburg will pay Solon $75 per prisoner per day. A day counts as eight hours. Any prisoner who stays for less than a day will cost Twinsburg $42.50.
The city would use Solon's full service facility for alternative housing, including females and speicial needs inmates, like diabetics. Solon's medical staff can offer more particular attention to certain needs. It would also create a defined space to place prisoners in an emergency.
“We're just lookingto have something in place for alternative housing, if we should ever need it,” Noga said.
Solon already contracts with Shaker Heights, Bentleyville, Woodmere and Orange.