County to city: pay up for your criminals
UPDATE from Jane Prendergast:
Mayor Mark Mallory, in his weekly press briefing Tuesday, said he hasn't yet been convinced that the city owes this money to the county. He was unaware of any previous payment deal, he said, and hasn't "seen anything in writing" that shows the agreement.
"Certainly, if there was," he said, "we will adhere to it to the best of our ability."
Jessica Brown reports:
From now on, the city of Cincinnati must pick up the tab for anyone jailed solely for having a joint in their pocket, violating a city building code or breaking any other Cincinnati-specific law.
Hamilton County, which bears the cost of running the county’s jails, is reinstating a decades-old policy of billing Cincinnati for the $65-per-day cost of housing inmates on city charges. The policy applies only to inmates behind bars for violating a municipal law.
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