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Smith Discusses Cuts In Costs For Prisoners

August 15, 2014
By JOSELYN KING - Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Ohio County's yearly cost to house inmates at the Northern Regional Jail - as much as $1 million a decade ago - dropped to under $600,000 for the last fiscal year, and Prosecutor Scott Smith attributes the reduction to keeping a watchful eye on who is incarcerated each day, and evaluating which inmates need to remain in jail.

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