Jail To Charge For Meals, Doctor
(Elko, NV) — Inmates at a Nevada jail will soon have to foot the bill for their food, medical treatment and booking.
Sheriff Jim Pitts has asked the Elko County Commission for permission to charge prisoners $6.50 per meal, with a $10 fee for use of the jail’s doctor and $5 for a prescription. Initial booking would cost $5.
The “Elko Daily Free Press” says it costs taxpayers $85 per day for each inmate.
Commissioners approved the plan uanimously, and are expected to finalize the fees at a future meeting.