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Arizona’s new budget pushes costs onto counties. But it also gives rural counties a chance to recoup losses by housing medium-security state inmates.
Ironically, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was among the sheriffs calling for this opportunity earlier this year, will not be among the players. A Maricopa County official said the county does not plan to bid.
Rural counties will. And it’s thanks to lawmakers.