Question : Dan (no relation to anyone we know) has been arrested : 6964
Dan (no relation to anyone we know) has been arrested for possession of shoplifting tools and possibly will be kept overnight in the Sussex County jail. The jail has 1000 cells, but only 500 will be occupied tonight (501 if Dan ends up there). It was built a decade ago for $100 million and the debt service that the county pays this year is $5 million. There are a lot of correctional officers and other staff at the jail who work there every day no matter how many inmates are incarcerated. The daily payroll is $100,000, including fringe benefits. Food and water costs $5 per day per inmate, and laundry costs $1 per day per inmate. What is the cost that Sussex County would incur if Dan were kept in jail overnight tonight?