York County Prison officials began talks about increasing the number of state inmates the facility can hold. The current agreement with the state allows for 75 inmates to be housed at $70.00 per day. Currently, only 44 inmates are housed at the facility.
York County officials are trying to make up for the fewer number of immigration detainees they are receiving. The prison is obligated to keep 900 beds available but the number of federal immigration detainees averages about 736 daily (York Daily Record, 10/9/2013).