AZ inmates charged for meals

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by CNN

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Posted on February 28, 2013 at 9:17 AM

MARICOPA COUNTY, Arizona -- An Arizona sheriff known for being tough on crime wants to make inmates pay - literally.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to charge inmates a dollar a day for their meals. About 8,300 inmates each get two meals a day. With the tight budget the sheriff says making them pay for those meals will help the county save.

Money that inmates have with them when they are booked into jail would go into an account, subject to the dollar a day fee.

Sheriff Arpaio says they will still feed those who don't have any money.

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