SPANISH FORK -Inmates at the Utah County Jail may soon have to pay for their stay behind bars.
Utah County's sheriff has signed off on a "Pay to Stay" concept.
Under the program, inmates locked up on misdemeanor crimes - such as assault and DUI - would pay $10 for each day they spend in jail.
The program was launched back in 2003 after the Utah Legislature approved a law allowing county jails to charge inmates. The money will then be used to pay for the increasing costs of the jail due in part to its growing population.
The main goal of the program is to hold inmates accountable for their actions. The sheriff's office hopes to begin the program by mid-summer.
Sounds like a good idea; I wish they would do it more often.