Florida Keys News
Monday, August 25, 2014
Panel to discuss 'solutions' to jailing
KOTS a nightly option for 140 homeless

Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay doesn't have a solution for Key West's homeless population, but he is an expert when it comes to the daily problems that locking up the homeless creates.

"One-third of the jail population is homeless, picked up by the city," Ramsay said Friday.

His department spends about $2 million a year on homeless inmates.

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