Rensselaer County Jail to generate over $5 million

Posted at: 08/21/2013 4:45 PM | Updated at: 08/21/2013 6:21 PM
By: WNYT Staff

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RENSSELAER COUNTY - The Rensselaer County Jail is proving to be quite a money-maker.

Sheriff Jack Mahar says the jail will generate $5-6 million in revenue this year.

Last year, the jail held an average of 425 inmates per day.

Half are from Rensselaer County.

The others are taken in from federal or other county prisons, who pay Rensselaer County to take them.



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