Some prisoners at one California jail will now have the option to pay their way into a more comfortable stay, community news source the Argus reports.
The Fremont Police Department is now offering its inmates a "pay to stay" option.
For a one-time fee of $45 plus $155 a night, prisoners serving short
sentences on lesser charges can stay in a smaller facility while
avoiding county jails.
"It's still a jail; there's no special treatment," Lt. Mark Devine, a Fremont police official who oversees the program, told Chris De Benedetti of the Argus.
"They get the same cot, blanket and food as anybody in the county jail,
except that our jail is smaller, quieter and away from the county jail