Shuffling Prisoners Across State Lines

Jul 8, 2016

Credit Cache County Sheriff's Department

 A partnership between Utah’s Cache County Sheriff’s Office and Idaho’s Franklin County Sheriff’s Office means an increase in the number of out-of-state inmates being housed in the Northern Utah jail.

The contract provides a way for inmates to be transported 27 miles from Preston, Idaho and across state lines to Utah’s Cache County where Idaho inmates will be incarcerated.

Housing additional inmates at the jail will lead to an increase in revenue for Cache County. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department believes the agreement will improve officer safety by decreasing the number of miles officers must travel to transport inmates.

Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen said housing Franklin County inmates allows family members to participate in visitations at the jail and attend court proceedings.

The inmates from Idaho could also participate in work release programs, ankle monitoring, and recidivism reduction classes.