OPINION ISSUED FEBRUARY 5, 1993
BARBOUR COUNTY COMMISSION
DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS
(CC-92-126, CC-92-313, and CC-92-411)
Claimant represents self.
George P. Stanton, III, Assistant Attorney General, for respondent.
These claims were submitted for decision based upon the allegations in the Notice of Claims and the
Claimant, County Commission of Barbour County, provides and maintains a facility for the
incarceration of prisoners who have committed crimes in Barbour County. Some of the prisoners
held in the county facility have been sentenced to facilities owned and maintained by the respondent,
Division of Corrections. claimant brought this action to recover the costs of housing for prisoners
who have been sentenced to a State penal institution, but due to circumstances beyond the control
of the county, these prisoners have had to remain in the county prison facility for periods of time
beyond the date of the commitment order.
The Court previously determined in the County Comm'n. of Mineral County v. Div. of Corrections,
an unpublished opinion of the Court of Claims issued November 21, 1990, that the respondent is
liable to the claimant for the cost of housing these inmates.
Pursuant to the holding int the Mineral County opinion, the respondent reviewed these claims to
determine the number of inmate days for which respondent may be liable. Respondent then filed
Answers admitting the validity of the claims and that the amount of $85,385.00 is a fair and
reasonable settlement of the claims.
In view of the foregoing, the Court makes an award to claimant in the amount of $85,385.00.
Award of $85,385.00.