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Alabama sheriffs feed inmates on $1.75 a day

• AP
Back in the day of chain gangs, Alabama passed a law that gave sheriffs $1.75 a day to feed each prisoner in their jails, and the sheriffs got to pocket anything that was left over. 80 years later, Alabama counties still operate under a $1.75-a-day a

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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According to the conservative inflation calculator at:
http://www.westegg.com/inflation/infl.cgi
What cost $1.75 in 1927 would cost $20.34 in 2007.



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