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New Law Allows Flint to Charge Inmates for Their Stay

No doubt about it, prisoners cost taxpayers money.  A new law, signed by Governor Rick Snyder, would help relieve some of that cost, and charge prisoners for their stay in city jails.

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Nothing is free, even going to jail.  Today, Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill into law that allows cities to charge inmates for their stay in prison.  Charges will only apply to people who are convicted of a crime and reimbursements may be a condition of probation.

Under the law, prisoners maybe charged up to $60 a day and also be responsible for any medical costs and prescriptions incurred during their prison stay.

I think it’s a good idea in theory, but how the hell are inmates going to come up with this money?  By selling drugs and robbing people, that’s how.  I mean think about it, 30 days adds up to 1,800 bucks.  That’s over 3 times my monthly rent.  As soon as prisoners get out, they are going to be in an even deeper, more desperate situation, which is going to lead to more crime.



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