Charlton County’s prisoners won’t be passing go and they will be going directly to jail — in Brantley County.
GEO Group, owner operators of D. Ray James Prison and the detention center there, notified the county earlier this month they are terminating their contract to house Charlton County inmates. Since then, Sheriff Dobie Conner has been searching for alternative housing for the county’s prisoners.
At last week’s county commission meeting, County Administrator Al Crace said the sheriff has worked out a deal with Brantley County to use their jail facilities.
“They’ll be able to take all our prisoners,” he told the commissioners. “At D. Ray James, they didn’t take female inmates, and there were other prisoners they would not accept.”