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Board of Commissioners approve 22 inmate transfer

Making room in Jackson County Jail (KTVL/Sarina Sandoval)

The Josephine County Board of commissioners approve the transfer of 22 inmates from the Jackson County Jail to the Josephine County Jail.

News10 first reported this story Wednesday.

Sheriff Nathan Sickler says, they want to be prepared just in case they need the extra space. He says the transfer will open at least 10 beds in the jail.

Sickler says hopefully no laws are broken so the space doesn't have to get used.

"We have a partnership with Josephine County Jail, If they ever needed something we would do our best to accommodate them, but you know and I know, we don't have space and they do," Sheriff Sickler said.

The Sheriff says it's about $6,000 to move the inmates. They'll be back at Jackson County Jail when the festival is over.

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