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In Riverside, California, a Plan to Charge Inmates


Pressed by the state to take more prisoners but facing tightening budgets, California counties face hard choices. A one-night stay in this city’s finest hotel costs $190, complete with sumptuous sheets and a gourmet restaurant. Soon, a twin metal bunk at the county jail, with meals served on plastic trays, will run $142.42.


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