Pay-to-Stay Program Redefines Jail Time in Beverly Hills

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Neon Tommy

The Beverly Hills Police Department recently launched a new program called "Pay to Stay at the Beverly Hills Jail," where you can apply to stay in a nicer, more flexible jail - if you are willing to pay $110 a day. The program is set up like a hybrid of applying to college and requesting an upgrade at a hotel: When someone is arrested for a non-violent crime, in any county or even any state, he can ask the judge to complete the jail sentence in a "Pay to Stay" program.

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