Arizona Jail Tax Includes Lavish Training Academy

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http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0706taxtraining06.html Voters in the county that includes Phoenix approved a one-fifth-cent jail tax, but the revenues are buying much more than just a jail, the Arizona Republic says. Maricopa County taxpayers are paying most of the cost of a $15.9 million sheriff's training academy, complete with a 440-yard running track, volleyball courts, mock jail, an auditorium with stadium seating, a full-size weight room, and other conveniences. The jail tax is paying for about $40 million . . .

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