Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell announced today that his office has initiated a new policy to recover incarceration and extradition costs from inmates housed at the Taney County Jail. Under the new policy anybody who is convicted of a crime and given a jail sentence will be responsible, as a condition of their plea agreement, for the cost of their incarceration at the new Taney County Jail. Currently, it costs forty-five dollars per day to house each inmate at the new Taney County Jail.

In addition, individuals who have to be extradited on an a warrant from neighboring states and counties to answer for criminal charges in Taney County will be responsible for the costs of their transportation as a condition of their plea agreement. Currently, transportation costs of inmates from other states and counties are paid through the Taney County Sheriff’s Department. For more information: