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ATLANTA —  A new bill being debated by Georgia lawmakers may force prisoners to help pay the cost of housing, feeding and giving medical treatment to convicts, if said prisoners have the means to do so.  If passed, the measure would allow state officials to collect a per diem of up to $40 a day from prisoners deemed “financially capable” of helping to pay for their room-and-board and other costs associated with prison life.

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