North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

October 22, 2013

Warrior council approves deal to accept Morris jail inmates

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

WARRIOR — The Warrior City Jail is becoming a regional jail of sorts, after an agreement approved Monday night by the city council.

The town of Morris will pay Warrior $1,500 a month to house its jail inmates. The agreement also involves handling dispatching for Morris police. It won’t involve transporting inmates to and from the jail, or medical expenses of inmates.

The Morris Town Council must still accept the terms of the contract, and may do so as early as their regular meeting on Tuesday night, Morris clerk Jessica Robb said.

“It’s the same sort of contract we’ve had with Kimberly and Trafford,” Mayor Johnny Ragland said.

Ragland also said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Warrior’s request to expand its federally-funded tornado shelter from a 48-person capacity to 96.

In other business, the council:

[Updated at 12:55 p.m. to add that the Morris council had not yet accepted the jail contract.]