A new way to you pay your debt to society
Something unique from the justice arena.Have you been sentenced to a short stretch of jail time in Alameda County, Calif.?
Not so wild about spending it at your typical, “Oz”-like horror show of an institution?
Good news, criminal. If you can swing $155 a night, you can stay in the Fremont facility, far away from the riff raff of general county miscreants.
You’ll get a large, flat-screen HD TV and open community spaces, “but you don’t get a warm cookie on your bed,” warned jail rep Lt. Mark Devine.
Potential inmates need a health screening, background check and a judge’s approval to luxuriate in the $10.6 million facility, though rarely are more than a dozen inmates residing in the 58-bed facility at a time.
Still, if 16 inmates stay twice a week yearly, Fremont would profit $244,000, according to Devine. That’s just good prisoning.
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A Cop’s Watch shared this interesting alternative to intensive incarceration and jail cost
- Fremont to Begin Offering ‘Pay to Stay’ Program at its Jail (blogs.kqed.org)
- Pay-to-Stay jail program allows some convicts to avoid tougher facilities (mercurynews.com)
- Pay-to-Stay jail program allows some convicts to avoid tougher facilities (shortformblog.com)