Forrest County Jail is pinching for pennies when it comes to feeding its inmates.
Monday, the Forrest County Board of Supervisors amended the jail's food budget so the inmates would be able to eat for the next several months.Sheriff Billy McGee said the board amended the jail's food budget by $125,000. McGee added the food costs have increased by 17 percent, and delivery costs have also gone up.
Mcgee said they asked the board to amend the jail's food budget because they could no longer afford to feed the inmates. The supervisors approved the funds Monday during their board meeting.