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County commission targets sheriff, BCDC for savings

Sheriff Dobson during the meeting.

Sheriff Dobson during the meeting.

Baker County commissioners and Sheriff Joey Dobson exchanged verbal barbs during a commission meeting August 4 over the sheriff’s proposed budget and the board’s contention that it is paying far too much to house inmates in the county jail.

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County commission tables inmate housing deal

This week Baker County commissioners refused to approve a new inmate housing agreement with Baker Correctional Development Corporation until efforts have been made to renegotiate revenue bonds sold in 2008 to build the sheriff’s administration complex and county jail. Read More »

Sheriff: secure ID, cards during holiday shopping

For the next several weeks of this holiday season, many people go into overdrive of festivity planning, shopping and other events or activities. The risk of theft and injury are increased during this time of year. Read More »

Other facility closings may be a boon to county jail

The Baker County jail is busy now and will get even busier in the near future when federal inmates begin arriving from detention facilities being closed in South Florida and Folkston, Ga., according to Sheriff Joey Dobson. Read More »

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