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November 12, 2013

Washington state counties, cities compete for cheaper jail beds

These days, an arrest in Tacoma sometimes looks like a game of pinball. Under the terms of a new government contract, Tacoma police officers are sending people arrested for low-level crimes to the city jail in Fife. From there, the prisoners are ferried to locations around the state.

These days, an arrest in Tacoma sometimes looks like a game of pinball. Under the terms of a new government contract, Tacoma police officers are sending people arrested for low-level crimes to the city jail in Fife. From there, the prisoners are ferried to locations around the state.

Read more from The Tacoma News Tribune at http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/11/11/2884070/washington-state-counties-cities.html

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