One Wiregrass sheriff says he can no longer afford to subsidize the cost of prison food.
Geneva County Sheriff Greg Ward told the county commission that he's allotted $1.75 a day to feed each inmate three meals a day.
It's the same allotment his department has received since the mid-1970s.
Last month, Sheriff Ward says he shelled out more than $400 out of his own pocket to meet the food bill.
He says it's something he can no longer afford.
Sheriff Ward received the commission's support on a local bill in the state legislature giving him an additional $10,000 dollars a year to meet emergency expenses.