Davis County to Suspend Drug Tests for Jail Inmates

Davis County to Suspend Drug Tests for Jail Inmates

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(KSL News) Davis County budget cuts will mean laxer rules for jail inmates.

To save money, Davis County won't test inmates for drugs for the rest of the year. The checks are to make sure inmates aren't smuggling in drugs or using them when they're on work release.

But officials say forgoing the testing and a few other inmate programs will save the county 40-thousand dollars. Some officials say prisoners will be more likely to use drugs now that they aren't so closely monitored.

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