SALINA, Kansas (AP) – Saline County commissioners have approved a plan to house the county’s juvenile inmates at a regional detention center in Junction City.
The commissioner signed an agreement Tuesday to send juvenile inmates to the North Central Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Facility. The county will pay a $10,000 membership fee and nearly $405,000 a year to house the inmates.
Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowski closed the county’s juvenile center last month, saying a lack of staff and overcrowding were creating safety issues.
Saline County currently has 12 inmates housed in Junction City