Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Fourth Circuit approves local jail fee of $1 per day for pretrial detainees

In Slade v. Hampton Roads Regional Jail, the Fourth Circuit in an opinion by Judge Williams, joined by Judge Wilkinson and District Judge Floyd, approved the practice allowed by Virginia statute of the regional jail charging a fee to the inmates as applied to pretrial detainees, because the fee is not a criminal punishment.

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