A recently released study of who uses the Cumberland County Jail has touched off
A recently released study of who uses the Cumberland County Jail has touched off a controversy among the county's municipalities regarding the funding of the sheriff's department. The new figures show that with the exception of Portland, every community's use of the jail during the last 10 months of this year was less than the percentage of the county tax bill. South Portland officials, in particular, believe a new formula should be found for determining how much each municipality should contribute for the support of the sheriff's department. Compares the percentage of the county's total taxes paid by each municipality with the percentage of arrests by agency during 1993.
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"A recently released study of who uses the Cumberland County Jail has touched off" (1993). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 10202.