Sheriff Hutchens Hopes To Make Money Inside The Jail

Next Tuesday the Orange County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider Sheriff Sandra Hutchen's request to approve a contract allowing bail bonds companies and criminal defense lawyers to advertise their services inside the county jail. 

Hutchens' biggest selling point?

Taxpayers could reap up to $250,000 in annual fees in the first year and up to $290,000 in subsequent years, according to a revenue analysis by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

The non-profit Partners for a Safer America will administer the contract if its approved by the supervisors.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly


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