Thomas Lyons | August 21, 2017
When Sheriff Dave Mahoney of Dane County was first elected in 2006, he noticed a problem. The county was paying to house inmates in other counties because of the lack of capacity in the local jail. And they were not paying to house just a few inmates. They were paying, on average, for about 300 inmates a day to be incarcerated elsewhere. The Dane County Jail has capacity for slightly more than a 1,000 people. Each inmate placed outside of Dane County was costing taxpayers $52 a day. That’s more ...
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