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.
© 2018 KXVA-TV