Collecting Juvenile Fees at Issue

Commissioners on the Cumberland County Budget Committee are concerned about revenue lost when the court stopped collecting fees from juveniles charged and held in county facilities. General Sessions Judge Larry Warner explained in a recent meeting that the court stopped charging juveniles the fees because they were not collecting fees from adults either, and he felt that could be a problem. When a commissioner suggested that the practice should not have been stopped because the county needs the money, Warner countered, "The jail isn't there to make money. Maybe the county should have built a Wal-Mart or a store if you wanted to make money." The Crossville Chronicle details the exchange