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At the county commissioners' weekly meeting on Monday, probation department head Tom Fox presented an agreement with Cedar Bridge, a juvenile detention facility in Muncie, which would hold juvenile defenders for Adams County until the county decides what to do with them.
By federal law, offenders under the age of 18 may not be incarcerated in a jail, so Fox recommended that Adams County pay $105 per day to house them at Cedar Bridge. At the beginning of each year, the county pays for 365 days' worth of housing, which comes out to $38,325, which is paid from the Detention Fund. Any money left over from this payment can go toward the payment for the following year.
The commissioners took Fox's recommendation and signed the agreement.
Further details in today's print edition.