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more local news now... david: springfield city council announced this week-- it plans to move forward with an agreement to move municipal inmates to nearby counties.. jennifer: council approved a plan in march to give half a million dollars to miller and taney counties in exchange for holding prisonsers over the next year. our lindsay clein explains how it will work... lindsay. lindsay: jenn and david-- southern missouri judicial services will soon be responsible for transporting inmates to taney county.. deputies from miller county will transport them from springfield to tuscumbia.. now-- springfield police won't have to release people -- in hopes they'll show up in court.. tim brenner/smojs ceo: "everyone is excited-- we are ready to take on this project" lindsay: transporting inmates is nothing new for s-m-o- j-s.. tim brenner/smojs ceo: "smojs has been transportting inmates for the past 8 years for different counties and cities" and now-- the company is adding springfield to its list.. tim brenner/smojs ceo: "what we will be doing is using south side holding cells as a transfer station-- when the inmates come in, we will take them from there and transport them down to taney county" the company has been here in springfield since 2008.. tim brenner/smojs ceo: "we provide a variety of services for private companies and government which includes security investigations , k9 services and inmate transportation, ankle bracelets" springfield police chief paul williams says half the funds alloted will pay for the company's transportation and hours.. tim brenner/smojs ceo: "we should be able to staff with what we have-- we have to add a few additional jobs" right now-- there are around 43 employees at s-m-o-j-s. tim brenner/smojs ceo: "the majority of our employees are current and former law enforcemetn offiers certified in law enfrocenet and ex military" taney county has about 75 beds available-- miller county will be able to take more than 30 inmates from the city.. tim brenner/smojs ceo: "we are very excited about this contract-- we feel honored to have it" lindsay: chief williams hopes to begin the transports may 31st.. he says this is a

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