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Would you pay to go to jail? In California, jailbirds will have to 'pay to stay'

RIVERSIDE (California) - A one-night stay in this city's finest hotel costs US$190 (S$247), complete with sumptuous sheets and a gourmet restaurant. Soon, a twin metal bunk at the county jail, with meals served on plastic trays, will cost US$142.42. With already crowded jails filling quickly and an US$80-million shortfall in the budget, Riverside County officials are increasingly desperate to find every source of revenue they can. So last month, the County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a plan to charge inmates for their stay, reimbursing the county for food, clothing and healthcare. Prisoners with no assets will not have to pay but the county has the ability to garnish wages and place liens on homes under the ordinance, which goes into effect this week. While a few other local governments have tried similar ideas, Riverside is by far the largest to enac...

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