Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Feds issue sheriff's office a hefty IOU
Sheriff asked to keep housing federal inmates at jail

The federal government on Tuesday wrote the Monroe County Sheriff's Office a multi-million dollar IOU.

Last year, the Sheriff's Office made $3.2 million by renting bed space at its jail on Stock Island to detainees of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Marshals Service.

The program for the past 20 years has been a financial boon for...

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