Sheriffs denounce bill to put prisone...

Sheriffs denounce bill to put prisoners in local jails

There are 1 comment on the StarTribune story from Apr 7, 2011, titled Sheriffs denounce bill to put prisoners in local jails. In it, StarTribune reports that:

Counties say state wants to pass costs of housing inmates to local taxpayers, but the bill's sponsor said counties are sending too many short-term offenders to prison.

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Ohio Wrangler

Kent, OH

#1 Apr 8, 2011
States have to provide financial support for alternative sentences served locally. They can't dump their financial problems on small local government. Costs should be less locally, so it is still helping state's budgets.

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