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ACLU Challenges Jail Invoicing Inmates For Their Own Food And Medicine

County commissioners recently approved Nevada Sheriff Jim Pittssheriff’s plan to charge inmates for such luxuries as food, shelter and medical care.
ACLU Challenges Jail Invoicing Inmates For Their Own Food And Medicine

Via Americans Against The Tea Party:

In Elko County,  Nevada Sheriff Jim Pitts and the County Commissioners think that prisoners incarcerated in the county jail have it too good and are another class of lazy takers sponging off of the taxpayers.  They have decided to do something about it and to that end the County Commission recently approved the sheriff’s plan to charge inmates for such luxuries as food, shelter and medical care.

Pitts says that at $85 per inmate per day the taxpayers are paying $10,000 a day to house these miscreants and he thinks that is just wrong comparing it to punishing the county’s law-abidin...

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