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You’re Paying For Man To Stay In Broward Jail So He’s Warm

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(Source: AP)

(Source: AP)

POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – When it gets cold, Broward County Jail workers can count on Bruce Alan Hodgson to pay them a visit…several times.

The 38-year-old was arrested Tuesday, for the fourth time in six weeks, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

Hodgson was charged with trespassing, just as he was last week.

He has plenty of company when he “visits” the jail: more than half the arrests have been during winter months.

Their time in jail has cost taxpayers $116 per day, or a total of $5,558, according to Broward Sheriff’s estimates.

At a court hearing for his previous arrest, Hodgson was ordered to stay in the Broward Outreach Center for 30-days. Broward Judge John “Jay” Hurley even arranged to have a Broward Sheriff’s deputy give Hodgson a ride from the jail to the shelter on Friday.

Hodgson checked in, and checked out. Hodgson was back behind bars just four days later.

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