Carlsbad City Council Approves Updated Contract with Eddy County Detention Center

THE CITY OF CARLSBAD IS GOING TO SPEND MORE TO HOUSE INMATES AT TEH EDDY COUNTY DETENTION CENTER. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS, THE CITY OF CARLSBAD HAS PAID 75-DOLLARS PER DAY TO HOUSE SUSPECTS ARRESTED BY CARLSBAD PD. THAT RATE IS GOING UP BY 20-DOLLARS PER DAY…UNDER AN UPDATED AGREEMENT ENDORSED LAST WEEK BY THE CARLSBAD CITY COUNCIL. THE RATE APPLIES TO ANY PERSON THAT SPENDS MORE THAN 12-HOURS AT THE EDDY COUNTY DETENTION CENTER. THE CITY WILL PAY 35-DOLLARS FOR ANYONE KEPT LESS THAN A HALF DAY. INMATES ARE ALSO PROVIDED THREE MEALS A DAY, AS WELL AS MEDICAL CARE AND TREATMENT.