Jail Merger Presser

The City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County have reached an agreement for the Cuyahoga County Correction Center to assume operation of the Cleveland Jail. The legislation was approved by Cleveland City Council June 5, 2017 and will be introduced to Cuyahoga County Council.

The agreement eliminates costly duplication and saves money for the City while being cost neutral to the County. This agreement enhances quality of service to City inmates through economies of scale and extends opportunities for persons sentenced for misdemeanors to obtain reentry programming and services, such as job skill training and employment services. The agreement also increases accessibility to substance abuse, mental health and other medical services.

William C. Rieter