Comments for: Lewiston pays far less per inmate in county jail than any other town in Androscoggin

Posted Feb. 24, 2013, at 8:16 a.m.

About half of all Androscoggin County residents confined in the county jail reside in Lewiston. Yet, Lewiston taxpayers pay less than one-third of the county’s jail costs, according to a Sun Journal analysis. The reason is more crime in the city and a state-mandated funding formula for county services that …

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