Sheriff Tom Hodgson to Testify TODAY: Support H.483, “An Act authorizing sheriffs to impose fees”

    TODAY – Tuesday, September 20, is an important day for the taxpayers of Massachusetts as Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson will be testifying before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, trying to convince our legislature to finally pass the long overdue bill allowing Sheriffs to charge a $5.00 per day cost of care fee to inmates housed in our prisons. We cannot continue to strap the burden of the rising costs of our prisons on those who obey our laws, pay taxes, and in some cases, are actually victimized by these criminals.

   While you may not be able to join Sheriff Hodgson tomorrow afternoon at the State House, please call your State Representative or State Legislator and express your support for “House Bill 483, An Act authorizing sheriffs to impose fees” to them.  The bill was introduced by Rep. Betty Poirier and has dozens of bipartisan co-sponsors.

   You can find your legislator at http://www.malegislature.gov/P…

   You can see if your legislator is a member of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary by clicking on this link – http://www.malegislature.gov/C…

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