§16-4-23. Costs and expenses of enforcement; jointly established
places of detention.
All costs and expenses necessary to reasonably carry out the
provisions of this article, touching the care, custody,
detention, and treatment of persons coming within the purview of
its provisions, shall be a general charge against the
municipalities or counties, as the case may be, unless special
arrangements have been made to defray such expenses. Where
conditions and locations are such that more economical results
may be secured, one or more municipalities, or counties and
municipalities, may join together and establish one or more
places for treatment and detention, as may be arranged by the
several parties concerned, and to be supported upon a basis to be
determined between them, and when this agreement has been made a
matter of record by each party thereto, funds may be levied and
expended by the several parties in pursuance of such agreement.