SPOKANE -- The city of Spokane is considering shipping prisoners to Kennewick to save money.
The Benton County jail can house inmates for less than $60 a day.
It costs $130 a day per inmate at the Spokane County jail.
KXLY-TV reported that Spokane gave notice to the Spokane County jail more than six months ago, but the city must vote on an agreement with Benton County.
Spokane wants 50 jail beds for misdemeanor offenders. Their typical jail stay is 11 to 30 days.
The city estimates using the Benton County jail would save almost $400,000 a year.