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McLennan County Commissioners Approve New Inmate Monitoring Plan

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By John Elizondo and Adam Shear

MCLENNAN COUNTY - McLennan County commissioners have voted to approve a plan that should save a lot of money on the inmate care budget.

County commissioners gave authorization to start a new ankle bracelet monitoring program. Instead of the county having to pay $45 per day to house non-violent offenders, those people can now be out of jail using the program.

Recovery Health will provide the ankle bracelets and the employees to help with the monitoring. Their office will be in the McLennan Co. Courthouse Annex building.

The inmate can continue their normal life with some court restrictions. Also instead of the county having to pay to keep the person in jail, the offender will have to pay $8 a day to stay on the program. The small fee will paid to Recovery Health.

The county can also choose to place indigent care inmates on the bracelet program as well. The county would have to pay $7 per day to keep those inmates out of jail and put them on the ankle bracelet program. However, the county says this option would save them from paying those inmates medical expenses and save them $37 per day for each inmate.

McLennan County Commissioner Kelly Snell says the new program benefits everyone, including county inmates.

"A lot of the times I've had people call the office here and it's just a bad situation they got into and the only alternative they have is to go to jail," Snell said. "They would like to be out working and not lose their job."

Judges can start sentencing non-violent offenders to ankle bracelet monitoring this week.

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