By Nicole Montesano • Staff Writer • 

Sheriff: Aging jail needs repairs, modernization

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Comments

Joel

It sounds like we have some empty beds. Even though it's "not reliable" as a source of money, could we try to rent some of those beds out again? Sounds like anything would help at this point.
I think Benton County is renting beds at NORCOR (which is clear out in the Dalles). Maybe they would be interested?

Stella

I would vote yes for the '06 meth levy... maybe put that excellent sounding solution back in front of the voters. Deduct non profit give aways, stop the trail, redirect the $150,000 just given to A Family Place (perfect fit for sherriff's office) and give the Sherriff's office their missing $. Maybe the meth levy would not need as much $ this time around.

Thank You News Register for informing the tax payers.

Nick

@Joel
The problem isn't the reliability of 'renting beds', it is more that the money gained often isn't worth it. As a former custody sergeant, you have to do a lot more work to receive inmates from another county which isn't the main reason, it is more they send their worst inmates-usually the ones who need medical help or will trash their cell.

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