Commission probes uneven sheriffs’ spending

Mulls consolidating jail housing units 

THE BRISTOL COUNTY sheriff’s department spends around $50,000 per year for each inmate it incarcerates, and around $1,000 per inmate on programming. The Barnstable County sheriff spends twice that – an average of $100,000 per year per inmate – and around $6,000 per inmate on programs. Essex County has less than half a full-time staff(...)

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