Arizona jail's advertising program bags first participant

Posted at 9:44 AM, Feb 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-23 11:44:45-05
An attorney advertising service created by the sheriff's department in northern Arizona received its first participant this month.
The Arizona Daily Sun reports that the Coconino Sheriff's Department began allowing local lawyers to advertise at the entrance of the Coconino County Detention Facility last year. All proceeds will go to an inmate welfare fund.
Coconino County Detention Commander Matt Figueroa says attorneys seemed interested in the program but there was no participation until this month, when Flagstaff-based Kaiser Law Group agreed to advertise.
Figueroa believes the high cost may have deterred some potential advertisers. The sheriff's office originally planned to charge $5,000 per year for a 14-by-11-inch space, but has slashed the price to $2,500 per year.
Attorneys from the Kaiser Law Group were unavailable for comment.