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Jefferson County Commission president Stephens: ‘We are completely against’ housing Birmingham Police misdemeanor inmates in county jail

Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens told 1819 News on Friday that the commission is “completely against” the Birmingham Police Department housing those they arrest on misdemeanor charges in the county jail.

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Jefferson County Sheriff: Birmingham in 'desperate situation,' must house Birmingham Police inmates at Jefferson County Jail

Per Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway, the City of Birmingham will now house those arrested on misdemeanor charges in the county jail.

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Jefferson County Commission president says regional jail must be approved by county as Sheriff Pettway negotiates with municipalities

After Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway told a local news station about ongoing negotiations with Birmingham-area municipalities to open a regional jail, Jefferson County Commission president Jimmie Stephens said that the Commission, not the sheriff, must seal the deal.

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Gambling with the Public Trust: Jefferson Co. Sheriff Pettway long neglected responsibility to close illegal bingo halls

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway recently said he was glad the County Commission decided not to renew business licenses for electronic bingo halls. However, he had the legal means to shut the operations down all along.

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Birmingham butts heads with Jefferson County on jailing misdemeanor inmates: ‘This would strain our facilities, our deputies and our prosecutors’

Negotiations between the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County over who will take in jail inmates with misdemeanor charges have been a source of tension between the two government entities.

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Jefferson County Commission ‘very smoothly’ passes record $1 billion operating and capital budget for 2023-2024

The Jefferson County Commission unanimously passed a record $1 billion balanced operating and capital budget for fiscal year 2023-2024 during Thursday morning’s commission meeting.

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Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Mike Bolin sworn in as Jefferson County commissioner

Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Mike Bolin was sworn into the Jefferson County Commission on Monday morning after winning a special election for the final seat on July 18.