Inmates from Tye and Merkel make their way to Taylor County

ABILENE - Taylor County Commissioners approved new agreements to house inmates from Tye and Merkel here in Taylor County. 

Judge Bolls said he is creating a fair playing field by having Tye and Merkel pay $48 a day, the same price the City of Abilene pays. 

At the meeting, Bolls also said the towns have had a hard time holding people who commit crimes because those facilities don't have a large capacity. Bolls hopes that transferring inmates to Taylor County will resolved this problem. 

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