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Should Inmates Pay for Jail Time?

Last updated 6 years ago

"Starting next month, some inmates in California will have to pay rent for the time they spend in jail.

According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, Riverside County Supervisors recently voted to start charging $140 for each day in jail and for drug testing, medical care and parole costs.

One supervisor says it costs the county more than $142 for each inmate they house."

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