Giglio Says Corrections Bill May Allow Revenue For Counties

Statement from Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda)

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation which I co-sponsored with Assemblyman Jeff Aubry, the Chair of the Assembly Corrections Committee, authorizing local county correctional facilities to house out-of-state inmates. The legislation, Assembly Bill A.8238, will enable counties to generate an additional source of revenue for operations. It is particularly important to the many counties in the State of New York that border or are near other States. In my Assembly District, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua Counties each border the State of Pennsylvania and will now have the ability to house inmates from that State in county jails. This legislation is a mandate-free benefit for counties that will now have the flexibility to keep an optimal inmate population and offset their costs to the taxpayer.