Thursday, April 24, 2014
Expanded Guestlist Considered at West Easton Treatment Center
Corrections Superintendent Arnie Matos told Council that it costs $93.40 per day to house an inmate at the main jail. At West Easton, it's a little higher, costing $96.15. That price would drop to $69.13, however, if the treatment center was at its 100-person maximum.
As of April 23, there were 678 inmates at the main jail and 72 offenders at West Easton.
"We would be very careful about who we would send down there," Matos told Council member Hayden Phillips, in response to concerns that the wrong kind of person could interfere with rehabilitation.