Sheriff reports $170K in out-of-county inmate funds



Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward turns in a check for $25,000 to County Treasurer Laura Pawelek for out-of-county inmate housing. In total, for the months of May, June and July 2020, the ACSO Jail brought in a total of $173,770. REBECCA PESQUEDA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward turns in a check for $25,000 to County Treasurer Laura Pawelek for out-of-county inmate housing. In total, for the months of May, June and July 2020, the ACSO Jail brought in a total of $173,770. REBECCA PESQUEDA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward provided a quarterly report on income for out-of-county inmate housing to Commissioners Court Monday morning.

“We continue to have sufficient extra bed space in our jail, so we are renting out beds to Kendall and Comal Counties as well as to the military,” said Sheriff Soward. “We are beginning to average between $65,000-70,000 a month coming in from Kendall and Comal Counties,” said Sheriff Soward.

Sheriff Soward reported a total income of $173,770 for the months of May, June and July 2020 to Commissioners Court.

County Judge Bob Hurley stated this amount is more than enough to make the certificate of obligation payments for the jail addition.

Monthly, the Atascosa County Jail is averaging 55 out-of-county inmates. Payment is calculated on a daily basis.

“As long as they have extra space, my staff and I will be looking for other jails that need bed space,” said Sheriff Soward.

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