AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s county jails could run out of money before the end of June unless more than half a million dollars in cuts are found.

The state predicts that fourth-quarter payments to Maine’s 15 county jails will fall short by about $560,000.

Mark Westrum, chairman of the Maine Board of Corrections, says a state curtailment of more than $160,000 is further squeezing the books.

The nine-member board began deciding how they’ll measure the needs of counties.

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