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The Cost To House Detainees Going Up For Chillicothe

The cost for the City of Chillicothe to house detainees at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail is going up.  The City Council on Monday discussed the increase from $40 per day to $45 per day.  City Administrator Darin Chappell says this is one of the necessary expenses of the city.

Chappell says the city has about 50 or so each year.

The cost to transport a detainee to the jail has also gone up, but Chappell says the City has taken steps to reduce the expense.

The Chillicothe City Council approved the contract with Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.