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Lewis County Commission Receives More Than $62,000 from Regional Jail Authority

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The Lewis County Commission received a record-setting bill Monday and couldn't be happier.

The commission has received a bill for more than $62,000 from the regional jail authority.

The money will pay for almost 1,300 inmate days in the month of June.

That number is almost triple the bill from June of 2012 and commissioners said they're happy to pay it.

"The day is gone in the county here now where we slap them on the hand and say 'don't do that again.' Some people need jail time to be rehabilitated," said Pat Boyle, of the Lewis County Commission

The Lewis County Commission has almost doubled the amount of money allocated for jail bills this fiscal year.