California's corrections department is spending $46,000 a month to buy bottled water for inmates and staff at a prison in Tracy.
California's corrections department is spending $46,000 a month to buy bottled water for inmates and staff at a prison in Tracy. Rich Pedroncelli AP
California's corrections department is spending $46,000 a month to buy bottled water for inmates and staff at a prison in Tracy. Rich Pedroncelli AP

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Bottled water tab at a California prison has hit $46,000 a month

July 02, 2018 12:07 PM

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