- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Yakima County commissioners voted Tuesday to charge inmates a $50 booking fee when they are locked up in the county jail.

The fee will go into effect June 1 to help cover costs.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (https://bit.ly/1mqwSxh ) the jail holds more than 750 inmates and about 450 are local. The rest are housed under contracts with other jurisdictions.

The $50 fee will be returned to inmates who cases do not result in convictions.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, https://www.yakimaherald.com

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