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Mansfield Jail to Share Facilities With Burleson Through Sept. 2016

Sep 01, 2015 10:11AM ● By Kevin
Burleson Police Department will send temporary prisoners to the Mansfield Police Department, according to a report by Amber Washington in the Burleson Star earlier last month.

Services will begin Oct. 1 and expire Sept. 30, 2016. According to the contract, it can be renewed for five consecutive one-year options.

The cost of the contract is $168,075 per year, based on 1,200 to 1,500 prisoners annually, with an average stay of 1.5 days, the article said.

"The police department will be moving to its new location, the former Huguley Professional Building on Wilshire Boulevard, in October," according to the article. "City officials had considered leaving holding facilities at the current department location but determined there was too much of a liability without dedicated jail staff on site."

Burleson joins the cities of Forth Worth and Kennedale in using the facility. Mansfield Police Chief Tracy Aaron told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the jail, which on average has a population of 300 inmates, was built with regional functionality in mind.

For more information on the city of Mansfield and its services, click here.

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