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City to send convicts to Nogales

Posted at 10:26 AM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 12:26:16-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson will start sending some convicted criminals to serve time in Nogales.

In a consent agenda item Tuesday night, the Tucson City Council voted to begin sending prisoners convicted of misdemeanors to Santa Cruz County in Nogales, Ariz. The move will save between $180 and $380 per 10-day sentence.

The city has no jail and previously contracted with Pima County to house inmates in its facility.