JeffCo Sheriff wants $3MM from Cooper Green funds | News
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC)- Tuesday, the attorney for Sheriff Mike Hale urged commissioners to transfer almost $3 million from the indigent care fund, which has gone to Cooper Green, to the sheriff's budget to cover indigent inmates at the county jail.
"It's bad. There are a lot of services required. There are a lot of medications required. For incidents there are aids medications, the most expensive medications," attorney Rob Riley said.
But, Jefferson County Commissioners refused to transfer the money at this time, saying more study is needed about the potential impact on the hospital.
"Cooper Green already has problems. We are asking to cut them $875,000 a month. You are asking to take $3 million out of their budget. That's horrific," Sandra Little Brown, Jefferson County Commissioner, said.
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