Price to keep inmates healthy in Jasper Co. going up

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The price tag to keep inmates healthy at the Jasper County Jail is going up.

The county commission accepted a bid from Dr. Harold Smart with the Freeman Clinic of Carthage. The cost is $3,250 dollars a month — up slightly from the past contract – also with Dr. Smart. The sheriff points out the service covers a wide range of issues like infections and injuries for those in the lock up.

Dr. Smart has been providing medical services at the Jasper County Jail for the past four years.

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