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Jail Inmates Benefit From A Bad Economy, Serve Only A Fraction Of Their Sentences

05/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Iniguez is a member of a distinct group that benefits during a sour economy: jail inmates.

When times are flush, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has the money to keep jails open and staffed, and the vast majority of sentenced inmates serve most of their time behind bars.

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