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By Jamie Henneman
The Davenport Times 

Lincoln County jail revenue down due to Covid-19

Sheriff unable to rent empty beds to other counties


Last updated 7/1/2020 at 9:37pm

DAVENPORT – The Lincoln County Jail has experienced an estimated quarter million dollar loss in revenue due to restrictions related to the Covid-19 virus, as the jail has not been able to rent out their extra beds to other counties.

Sheriff Wade Magers said he estimates the jail has lost upwards of $250,000 in revenue over the last 90 days by having to turn away bed rental from other counties due to the virus. The annual jail budget, which includes money for county dispatch services, ranges from $1.3 million to $1.5 million.

“We are usually able to rent our extra bed space to other coun...

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