Last month Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin explained to the County Council his need for an additional appropriation. His reasoning, after the 2014 budgets were approved, he entered into a contract with Quality Correctional Care for medical, dental, pharmaceutical and mental health services at a cost of $12,166 per month. He originally budgeted $107,000 for Prisoner Care, which now has a balance of approximately $41,000 remaining. In May Chamberlin indicated he would need an additional $50,000 to finish out the year. He proposed an additional appropriation from either the CAGIT Certified Shares or County Corrections. After a discussion the Council recommended taking the additional from Certified Shares. At Monday’s County Council meeting they approved the additional
Sheriff Chamberlin is pleased with the services provided by QCC, and that arrangement has enabled him to reduce security risks and liability by drastically reducing the number of prisoner transports to obtain medical treatment.