The Solon jail nearly doubled its revenue in 2012 compared to 2011.
The jail brought in more than $304,000 in revenue last year, according to the monthly jail reports released by the police department. In 2011, revenue reached about $157,000.
The jail spent nearly $125,000 in 2012, compared with about $83,000 in 2011. These costs do not include personnel costs.
Solon Police Chief Chris Viland has been busy forging agreements with nearby municipalities to house their prisoners in exchange for a fee. Communities that now use the Solon Jail for their prisoner housing include, but are not limited to, Twinsburg, Orange and others.
The city is currently working out a deal with the city of Reminderville.
See the full jail report for December 2012 below:
Every month, Solon City Council's safety committee receives a report of the activity at the Solon jail.
So every month, we will bring you this information in our "Lockdown Report," which includes how many people were arrested in Solon in the month, the average daily population of the jail and even some of the jail's expenses, from medical costs to daily meals.
You can also compare the jail's expenses versus revenue for the month, and for the year so far.
Here is the jail report for November 2012, the most recent information available:
POPULATION STATSNumber of bookings: 99
Total number of Solon arrests: 80
Felony Arrests: 6 (3 men, 3 women)
Misdemeanor Arrests: 74
Highest Daily Population: 23 inmates Lowest Daily Population: 6 inmate No. Housed For Other Depts. 29 inmates Average Length of Stay: 3.79 days
REVENUEHousing Revenue: $20,415 Telephone Revenue: $346.39