Prisoners should pay more, Illinois report says

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http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-pris24%20.html Inmates should reimburse the state the cost of their stays in penitentiaries, the Illinois Auditor General said yesterday. Although state law requires inmates to reimburse the state for the costs of imprisonment, Illnois spent nearly $1 billion last year incarcerating juveniles and adults and collected only $2.4 million in reimbursement, says the Chicago Sun-Times. The auditor general said the state made little effort to collect funds available outside the prison system. The . . .

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