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Fri June 12, 2009
Henry County Jail Nets a Million
By Caleb Campbell
Paris, TN – The Henry County Jail got a huge income jump this year. The jail netted nearly a million dollars in revenue for fiscal year 2008-2009. Sheriff Monte Belew says typically the jail holds around 88 state prisoners with the state paying the county around 33-dollars per prisoner each day. Belew also says that the cost of housing these prisoners was only around $75,000, leaving $975,000 to be turned back into the county general fund.