City, county swap money to keep jail beds open



KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A part of the Klamath County Jail will stay open after the city of Klamath Falls and the county agreed to a last-minute stopgap measure.

The Klamath Falls Herald and News reports the Klamath County Jail lost 88 beds after budget cuts last year.

Sheriff Tim Evinger managed to restore more than 50 of them by cutting back on his patrol budget.

To keep those beds open, the county sent more than $600,000 to the city in money that can only be spent on roads. In exchange, the city sent back the same amount in unrestricted money that the county spent on the jail.


Information from: Herald and News,