Smith County commissioners OK housing inmates in Henderson County to deter COVID-19 spread
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Smith County commissioners have approved an agreement between the Smith and Henderson County jails that will help Smith County avoid the spread of COVID-19 within its facility.
Commissioners unanimously approved a deal Tuesday morning that would pay Henderson County $40 per inmate per day the inmate is housed in Henderson County’s facility.
The move alleviates some of the overcrowding in the jail while helping contain the spread of COVID-19.
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