Feds looking to put prisoners in unde...

Feds looking to put prisoners in understaffed regional jails

There are 21 comments on the TriCities story from May 15, 2007, titled Feds looking to put prisoners in understaffed regional jails. In it, TriCities reports that:

“There's no place to house them if they're being adjudicated in federal court in Abingdon or Big Stone Gap.”

ABINGDON Officials say the regional jails are understaffed, equipped now to care for 907 inmates even as 1,295 occupy cells across Southwest Virginia. via TriCities

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Abingdon, VA

#22 Jul 31, 2012
The Truth wrote:
Here is a great solution to the whole problem. If they don't have jails to house the convicts then build more jails. This creates jobs both during the construction and operation. These additional jobs spark the economy and add to the tax revenue. Society gets the felons off the streets. Where's the down side?
WHo pays for these jails you plan to build and who pays for more prisoners? The tax payers do. How does it add to the tax revenue?

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