Many county jails in Ohio have a pay to stay in jail policy. The ACLU issued a report on this practice, stating that this burdens a population that likely cannot afford such fees in the first place. Potential fees include booking fees and daily lodging fees. According to the report, the jails in Holmes County, Medina County, Cuyahoga County, Ashland County and Summit County do not charge any of these fees. The Wayne County jail was listed a charging a $10 booking fee but no daily fees. The counties that offer work release as an option usually charge daily work release fees. A work release pay to stay program may not have the same concerns cited by the ACLU because the inmates are being given the opportunity to earn amounts greater than the cost of their stay in jail.
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