On Background  ·   September 5, 2013

Pay to stay: Jails raise revenue by charging inmates

- Cash-strapped cities across the United States have begun charging jail inmates for room and board. Lauren-Brooke Eisen of the Brennan Center for Justice and Massachusetts State Rep. Paul Heroux discuss the constitutional and practical issues with charging inmates. ()

- Cash-strapped cities across the United States have begun charging jail inmates for room and board. Lauren-Brooke Eisen of the Brennan Center for Justice and Massachusetts State Rep. Paul Heroux discuss the constitutional and practical issues with charging inmates. ()

Pay to stay: Jails raise revenue by charging inmates (14:37)

buildnumber:3fbfa5