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Jail charging Inmate $142/per night for incarceration
By Paul Krueger |, nbcsandiego.com
Published: 11/22/2011

Riverside County has a new motto: "If you do the crime, you'll do the time, and now, you'll also pay the dime." That's how County Supervisor Jeff Stone explained a new policy that requires jail inmates to pay the cost of their incarceration.

Stone and his colleagues approved the new law by a unanimous vote last week. Stone said the measure will take effect in January, just in time to stick New Year's Eve DUI offenders with the cost of their jail time. "So if they spend ten days in our county jail at $142 a day, that's $1,420 we're going to be expected to be reimbursed," Stone told NBC San Diego.

And San Diego residents should pay special attention to that warning, because Riverside County borders San Diego on the north, with the cities of Murrieta and Temecula, which is known for its vineyard tours and wine-tasting rooms.

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