Inmate program saving Grayson money

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By Ben Bomberger, Reporter

INDEPENDENCE – Grayson supervisors believed starting their own Day Report Center would save the county money, but they didn’t know it would pay off this quickly.

Emil Butler, manager for the county’s program that helps gives criminals an alternative to spending time behind bars, recently provided the board with an update on how things are going.

Butler said that Grayson averages housing 62 inmates at a time in the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin. At an average cost of $30 per day, the county’s annual costs have risen to $700,000.

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