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Empty cells, empty coffers

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County jail lost $300,000 over 18 months due to fewer state prisoners

By Stephen Lega

This December will mark the seventh year that the Marion County Detention Center has operated without any funds from the county budget.

Marion County Jailer Barry Brady wants the jail to remain self-sufficient, but unless the detention center has more inmates to fill its beds, he doesn't know how much longer the jail will remain in the black.

"Empty beds are lost revenue," Brady said.


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