The Brown County Adult Detention Center was forced to close on Thursday, Nov 12 due to unsafe working conditions, local media reported.
Between 80 and 90 inmates are being relocated to Butler County Jail in Hamilton, which will cost Brown County around $60 a day per inmate, Brown County Commissioner Barry Woodruff said.
According to Woodruff, employees of the Brown County Adult Detention Center will be paid for 21 days and will then be eligible to apply for unemployment.
Earlier in the month, female inmates were relocated to Butler County Jail so locks at Brown County Adult Detention Center could be repaired.
On Thursday, the insurers for Brown County ordered the commissioners to immediately fix the locks or have inmates moved to a new location, citing unsafe working conditions. The jail was promptly shut down thereafter.
Brown County Report will continue to update as more information is released.