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South Tucson owes hundreds of thousands for jail inmates

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By Jenny Anchondo - bio | email

The City of South Tucson owes money to Pima County, but don't expect them to be paying up anytime soon.

The city owes Pima County for jail inmates that have been housed in the Pima County Jail, said South Tucson City Manager Enrique Serna.

However, the City of South Tucson can't pay the bill right now because of the economy.

There is a dispute about whether the city owes 300 or 500 thousand dollars but city and county leaders are trying to work it out, Serna said.

The jail will continue to accept inmates from South Tucson and the city does plan to pay the bill when the money is available, Serna said.

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