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Area county jails face contract cancellations

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SOUTHWEST OK (KSWO) - The State Department of Corrections sent cancellation letters to four area county jails informing them they would no longer be paid to house their inmates.

It's part of a cost-cutting move that's expected to save the DOC about $775,000 dollars by the end of the fiscal year in June.

Comanche, Cotton, Jefferson, and Tillman were among the 10 counties with canceled contracts.

 On Wednesday, the state began the process of moving the inmates--224 in all--out of the county jails and into medium and minimum security prisons which have bed space.

The Cotton County Sheriff noted the cancellation in a Facebook post, saying the County will lose about 140-thousand dollars a year because of it.

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