Read time: 1 minute

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...

Continue reading...

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.