The New York Times reports the story of the juvenile detention center in rural Manitowoc County, on the shores of Lake Michigan. That center costs about $350,000 a year. It currently holds one inmate.
The county executive has proposed closing the center and paying another county to hold the single inmate. Seems sensible, right? So why has it not happened?
Answer: a union work rule.
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