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May 14, 2014 at 10:33 AM

If you’re locked up in Yakima, it will soon cost you $50

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.

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