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Crime to be more costly in Mahoning County

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Crime will be more costly soon for inmates in Mahoning County.

Mahoning County commissioners have approved a one-time $40 reception fee for newly convicted and sentenced jail inmates. The fee goes into effect next month.

Sheriff Jerry Greene says the fee can be collected from inmate commissary funds. He tells our print partner, The Vindicator, that the fees could mean up to $60,000 in annual revenue for the county.

The reception fee will help pay inmate-intake costs.

The sheriff also wants to raise money by accepting federal inmates in the county jail at U.S. expense.

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