A new company will soon be running the Columbiana County Jail.
County Commissioner Mike Halleck confirms that board members will be bringing in a new operator for the jail near Lisbon.
Correctional Solutions Group out of Tyler, Texas will take over operations on July 1. Halleck said they hope to have a deal signed in the coming weeks.
Halleck said the move will save them about $300,000 a year.
The jail’s current operator is the GEO Group and that contract was supposed to end at the end of the year.
Halleck said the switch was made to save money.
The jail’s current warden will stay on after the switch.