Commissioners Approve Agreement With Thurston County for Lewis County Jail Use

By The Chronicle

The Board of Lewis County Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement on Monday that will allow the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office to utilize the Lewis County Jail facility in 2018.

Chris Sweet, the chief of the Lewis County Jail, said the only change to the contract is a 5 percent service increase per bed, which will raise the rate by about $3 per bed.
According to Sweet, the jail has not increased its fees for the last two years. The new 5 percent increase will apply to any agency that wants to use the facility in 2018.

The interlocal agreement was approved unanimously by the commissioners. It was the only deliberation item discussed at the Monday meeting.