Mayfield, Kentucky - Jesse Perry, Judge Executive for Graves County suggested Monday that closing the Graves County Jail may be a way to save money. He said the general fund for the jail is $1.4 million dollars and as it stands, the jail brings in only $966,000.
"We would be a lot better off to do away with the jail and sub-out all the inmates to other counties. It would be a lot better for the taxpayers for Graves County and we wouldn't need to have a tax increase this year or next year. The jail is costing our county so much money. Who benefits from that? Not the taxpayers of Graves County. All the services will continue on. We got to pay to keep the roads up, public safety with and the sheriff's department funded. " expressed Perry.
Perry implied Hickman County as an alternative. He said, "it was the best thing that could happen to their county in a long time which would save the taxpayers a lot of money." The matter will be looked into.