Fayetteville officials push back against county jail hike | CFClipped Fresh — By Christopher Spencer on January 13, 2011 at 12:01 pm
Joel Walsh of Northwest Arkansas Newspapers reports today that city officials got a chance to chime in on Washington County’s proposal to raise the rates it charges Fayetteville to house its prisoners.
The city is currently facing a 10 percent bump this year, from a $50 to $55 per inmate booking fee. That measure will cost the city an additional $25,000.
The Washington County Quorum is considering a per-day fee for Fayetteville that could cost the city and extra $1.7 million a year at the estimated seven day average that prisoners are kept in jail.
The state reimburses the county $28 to book inmates and smaller towns are charged $20.
Mayor Lioneld Jordan and his chief of staff, Don Marr, told city alderman that they should contact the Justices of the Peace who represent Fayetteville to plead against the per-day cost structure and seek a legislative remedy in Little Rock.
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