YAKIMA (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 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.