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Sheriff asks for more money
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More inmates being housed at the county jail means more money is needed to board, clothe and feed them. Sheriff Jackie Matheny is asking the county’s Safety Committee for more money to provide food and clothing to the more than 300 convicts the jail averages each day.Matheny says it costs between $3.50 and $4 to feed an inmate daily. Each inmate receives two hot meals and a sandwich for lunch.Questions arose concerning the amount of money set aside for medical use.