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Dart wants inmates to pay $10 for doctor visits

Friday, November 02, 2007
Daily Southtown
by STNG News Service

Cook County Jail inmates could be charged as much as $10 if they want to see a doctor under a plan being floated by Sheriff Tom Dart.
During a budget presentation, Dart said "every other county in the state does this" and "the potential for revenue is great" for the cash-strapped county.
Dart envisions a sliding scale, based on ability to pay, that would be taken from the commissary fund inmates now use for toiletries and junk food.


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