PASCO, Wash.- A U.S. District Court ruling strikes down a Washington law allowing counties to charge prisoners booking fees, and Franklin County officials are responding.
Officials with the county said they plan on obeying the federal judge's ruling and not collecting any fees until any possible appeals are complete.
The county hasn't collected any fees in a couple months because of complications with a new booking system, and was just getting them figured out when the ruling came down.
They said, even though they didn't collect anything near the $100 limit, but it still could be a hit to their budget.
For now, they will do as most other counties do and not collect anything, but they say, if the ruling is overturned, they could reinstitute the fees.