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Last updated 5:04PM ET
September 21, 2018
WOUB Local News
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Vinton joins jail group
(WOUB) - The Southeast Ohio Regional Jail will now take prisoners from a fifth county.

The service area will now include Vinton County...which gets 15 beds in the jail at a cost of $45.50 per night, per bed.

Jail warden Jeremy Tolson says the jail commission voted to take on the additional county to help defray costs.

Due to financial difficulties, Morgan County has had trouble paying its bills at the jail.

The vote took place today at a special meeting.

Athens, Hocking and Perry are the other participating counties.
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