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Stark County Sheriff Clarence Tuhy stands next to the transport van used to carry prisoners to doctor's appointments, court hearings and, if sentenced, the North Dakota State Penitentiary.

Taxpayers foot the bill for transporting prisoners in Stark County


If more defendants chose to do preliminary hearings and other short court appearances via interactive television, the Stark County Sheriff's Office would spend less time and money on prisoner transport.

In 2012, the SCSO did 438 transports for various reasons and to various locations, including 200-mile round trips to Bismarck and 400-mile round trips to Jamestown, Sheriff Clarence Tuhy said.

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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