Advertisement

Idaho Fairgrounds Plays Host to Captive Audience

February 07, 1988|Associated Press

BOISE, Ida. — Dozens of people filed into the Western Idaho Fairgrounds this weekend, but instead of getting cotton candy and corn dogs they got green army cots and imprisonment.

Part of a fair building was turned into a temporary jail to clear up a backlog of people serving weekend sentences for offenses such as driving under the influence or driving with a suspended license.

The backlog was caused by a bed shortage at the Ada County jail, officials said.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|