Grayson County Commissioners decided Monday morning to renew annual contracts with special prosecutors. This means these part-time prosecutors will focus solely on Grayson inmates and limit the number of out of county inmates.
The commissioners say this has proved to be effective in the past, saving over $1 million in taxpayer money and serving justice more swiftly for victims and inmates.
District Attorney Joe Brown says the success of emptying the jail improves the county's ability to fill the facility. By continuing the hire of part-time prosecutors Brown says this goal can be achieved and more money can be saved.
Grayson County officials say part-time prosecutors supply their own office space, staffing, and benefits packages.