Daviess County Inmates Make Mattresses

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Inmates at a western Kentucky jail have begun making their own mattresses.

Daviess Jailer David Osborne told the Messenger-Inquirer that he expects the move to save the jail about $10,000 a year, which can be spent on other items such as food.

Osborne said he made the change last month after researching the idea.

He used to purchase mattresses at about $100 each, but ended up having to replace about 200 every year. He said the kits to make mattresses cost half as much and are more durable and more comfortable.

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