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Inmate Ordered To Pay State 20-Grand

(Chicago, IL) -- An Illinois prisoner is being ordered to pay for at least part of his stay behind bars. State officials filed suit against 49-year-old Johnnie Melton last year claiming he should pay for the care, treatment, and rehab services he received while he was locked up at Logan Correctional Center. He was there from October 2011 until January 2013, serving out the first part of his nine year sentence on drug charges. During that time he received a settlement from his mother's death. A judge ruled Melton had enough cash to reimburse the state nearly 20-thousand-dollars for the services he received.

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