Holding State Inmates Brings Hefty Bill For County Jails
Posted: December 16, 2013 at 5 a.m.
The reimbursement the Arkansas Department of Correction pays to county jails to hold its inmates isn’t enough to cover the cost, which could push the Washington County Detention Center and other jails over budget.
By The Numbers
Inmate Cost Per Day: about $45
State Reimbursement Per Day: $28
Washington County’s State Inmates: 234
Net Cost Per Day: $4,000
Net Cost Per Month: $120,000
Source: Staff Report
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