Fees Paid by Jail Inmates: Findings from the Nation's Largest Jails
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
This survey of large jails confirmed that the charging of inmate fees is prevalent and increasing. Inmates are most commonly charged fees for medical care and participation in work release programs. Other fees reported include per diem charges, services such as bonding, telephone use, and haircuts, and participation in programs such as weekend incarceration, electronic monitoring, or substance abuse treatment. The survey details data on fees imposed, revenues collected, and where the fees are cr... Read More