The Josephine County sheriff's office is moving out of the courthouse and into the jail.
The Grants Pass Daily Courier reported Thursday that the cash-strapped county is considering leasing out the courthouse space to make a little extra money.
The sheriff's office was cut from 98 people to 61 after voters turned down a tax increase to make up for the expiration of a federal subsidy for timber counties. The payments have been in place since 2000 to make up for declining logging revenues.
Sheriff Gil Gilbertson says it makes sense to put all his employees under one roof, where they can pitch in if some problem arises at the jail.
The jail had to release 39 inmates last month after budget cuts reduced the number of guards.
Information from: Daily Courier, http://www.thedailycourier.com