County officials across the state say they could be forced to raise taxes without the free labor they’ve gotten from inmates

They’re joined by Sheriff departments in an effort to reverse the state corrections commissioner’s decision to conclude by August first the program that lends inmates to county jails. In an effort to save the state money, Commissioner Marshall Fisher this week said the inmates could stay and continue to help out, but the counties would have to pick up the $20 a day to care for each of them, which the Sheriffs say counties can’t afford.


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