The Transylvania Times -

Courthouse - A Want Or A Need?


Not long ago Transylvania County spent roughly $20 million on a state of the art jail that normally houses around 75 inmates. The capacity is 114 inmates. On top of the cost to build it, it requires a huge staff and upgrades in equipment at taxpayer expense. We, the taxpayers, are also faced with the expense of arresting and convicting our guests assuming the judges and district attorneys do their jobs and show up prepared to do battle with defense attorneys that may also be taxpayer paid. Do the math and figure out the average cost to taxpayers of convicting and housing 75 or more criminal...

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