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The state is pushing to reduce prison populations to save money, but now county jails are feeling the burden. The counties say they're being overcrowded with state inmates, but aren't being reimbursed enough for housing them. The Department of Corrections says prison beds are finite resources and should only be used for certain people. But county jails say they are now financially drained and their communities are at risk. Counties across the state are turning paved roads into gravel to save money. Now, a local road commission fears they may have to do the same amidst budget cuts.