Wadena County to save on prisoner boarding
Competition, price wars and hard times have caught up with the Hubbard County Correctional Center.
Wednesday, the county commission reduced the inmate boarding charge from $55 per day to $46 per day to match a price war initiated by Crow Wing County.
Losing $9 per day per inmate could add up, commissioners agreed, but it may be preferable to empty cells. The jail's current occupancy rate hovers around 30 inmates per day; the facility was designed to hold 116.
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