At the McHenry County Board meeting, Sheriff Bill Prim revealed that his office is “well on the way to hitting and exceeding our benchmarks” for the rental of jail space to outside agencies, primarily the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE).
While to goal was $5 million, the revenue is over $7 million.
He said the occupancy numbers were trickling up.
The contract now allows sixty days written notice to “bail out,” the Sheriff said.
He reminded the Board that a year and a half ago he “faced significant difficulty in discerning where we were.”