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North Las Vegas Looks to Cut Costs or End Jail Sharing

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — North Las Vegas officials are looking to end its jail-sharing agreement with Las Vegas if the neighboring cities can’t find a way to cut costs.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that North Las Vegas has been sending inmates to the Las Vegas jail since 2012. North Las Vegas paid $26 a day for each male inmate in fiscal 2016, supervised by jail staffers from North Las Vegas in a separate wing.

The five-year agreement was set to expire in July 2017, but North Las Vegas city officials say they looking to make sure the new deal is cost effective before renewing any contracts.

Las Vegas city officials said they collected more than $27.7 million over the past four years to cover expenses for North Las Vegas inmates.

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