Erie County Council is proposing to lower the cost recovery fee charged to inmates of the Erie County Prison.
They’re looking to change it from 75% to 25%.
This was first proposed by Andre Horton, but the warden does not want it changed it all. A compromise of 50% has been put on the table by council.
“So, in other words, if they deposit $100, the prison takes $75 from that prisoner.” said Carl Anderson, Erie County Councilman.
“Councilman Horton kind of gets a win in his column because he wanted it to be 25. The warden gets a win because he has to make a little compromise, but that is what we are supposed to do in life.” said Brian Shank, Erie County Councilman.
The decision to change the amount to 50% will be voted during Tuesday’s meaning. Both Shank and Anderson believe that it will pass.