Allen County Sheriff Receives $410,000 for Inmate Health Care

By Scott Sarvay
By Corinne Rose

October 18, 2012 Updated Oct 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM EDT

Allen County, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Allen County Sheriff Ken Fries received emergency funding from county council Thursday morning as members approved $410,000 from the "rainy day fund."

That's what Fries thinks it will cost for the rest of the year to pay for jail inmates' pre-existing medical conditions, which is law.

Fries estimates it will cost county taxpayers more than $2.2 million this year for inmates' health care costs.




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