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Sherriff Morgan offers to continue running jail
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- In May, Morgan asked the county to increase the jail budget by nearly $19 million. Around the same time the Department of Justice released a report saying the jail was dangerous and needed improvements. In June, the county agreed to take over managing the jail as of October 1. Today, Morgan sent commissioners a letter saying he's willing to keep running the jail for one more year if the county will agree to a $2.6 million budget increase and other provisions.
You can read the whole letter under Escambia County Sheriff’s Office under the newslinks tab. The county has not yet responded to the offer.