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.
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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.