Cost of Inmates Drops for Burleigh County | VideoJoel Porter | 5/7/2012
Sheriff Pat Heinert says on average, it costs around $60 a day to house an inmate at the jail. He says it`s now about two dollars cheaper per day per inmate because of the rising population. Heinert says they`ve also switched health insurance plans and they`re now using a new electronic security system at the jail.
"The city spends in excess of a quarter million dollars a year for the county to house inmates. So any reduction will be a benefit to the city."
The county houses inmates who either have not posted bond and are awaiting trial or those who are sentenced to less than a year.