OPINION ISSUED AUGUST 24, 1999
BARBOUR COUNTY COMMISSION
DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS
Claimant appeared pro se.
Joy M. Cavallo, Assistant Attorney General, for respondent.
This claim was submitted for decision based upon the
allegations in the Notice of Claim and the respondent's Answer.
The claimant, Barbour County Commission, is responsible for
the incarceration of prisoners who have committed crimes in Barbour
County, but have been sentenced to facilities owned and maintained
by the respondent, Division of Corrections. The claimant brought
this action to recover $ 1,850.00 in costs for providing housing
and/or medical care to 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 custody of
the county for periods of time beyond the date of the commitment
The Court previously determined in County Comm'n. of Mineral
County vs. Div. of Corrections, unpublished OPINION ISSUED November
21, 1990, (CC-89-340), that the respondent is liable to the
claimant for the cost of housing and providing
In view of the foregoing, the Court makes an award to claimant
in the amount of $1,850.00.
Award of $1,850.00.