Inmates might have to pay for TP

February 13, 2009 10:34:08 AM PST
Officials in one Iowa county are watching the bottom line -- with prison toilet paper. [SIGN UP: Get bizarre news sent to you]

Prisoners in the Des Moines County jail may have to pick up the tab for their own T-P. The county is facing $1.7 million in budget red ink. The Board of Supervisors is giving department heads the option of cutting costs or possible layoffs.

Officials say billing inmates for their own toilet paper could save more than $2,300.

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