It is not a matter of convienence, it is a matter of security. You, as an individual, may feel comfortable in a booking room with an inmate. Howevere, if something the inmate does injures you, then you have a cause of action against me since I ignored an obvious safety concern. We have both men and women who need to be printed, and we don't mix taxpayers with inmates. No Sheriff I know of would. A jail is a dangerous environment. We want the honest folks to go home safe and sound.