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House. Comm. on Expenses of Criminal Justice Administration. Report, 1841
House No. 16 Sometime in January 1841, a Committee of five considered moving the expense of criminal justice to the counties and submitted a
report. In existing law, the state paid for all criminal justice procedures by reimbursing a county's expenses. In 1791, the counties paid all the
expenses, but that had changed over time. Most recently, the state had paid over $64,000 in one year. The accounts were kept in the counties and audited
by county auditors, so the opportunities for waste and fraud were there. The Committee proposed to make the counties responsible for all criminal
justice expense. The state needed to spend less, or [horrors!] there would need to be a state tax. An Act concerning the expenses of criminal justice,
1841. All costs and expenses of criminal justice would be borne and paid in the counties in which they occur. Nothing would be reimbursed by the
state. All fines inured to a county for its use. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   Ordered, that Messrs. Kinnicutt, of Worcester, Rogers, of Salem, Clark, of Shirley, Ruggles, of Rochester, and Pierce, of Hinsdale, be a committee to consider the expediency of providing by law, that the expenses incurred in the administration of criminal justice, in the several counties of the commonwealth, shall hereafter be defrayed by the counties, respectively, in which they are incurred.
OCLC Number:   1422028325
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