Reagan County Jail to Remain Open

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

REAGAN COUNTY - It was a tough decision for Reagan County, should they close their one and only jail to save money?

On Tuesday, Reagan County Commissioners informed the Sheriff's Office that they are leaving the jail open.

Commissioner's originally proposed shutting down the jail and having deputies transfer inmates to other facilities but the sheriff's office wasn't on board.

That would have had deputies pulled off the streets just to transfer inmates to cities like Big Spring, Snyder and Post.

Closing the jail also would have eliminated 11 jobs.