That Louwsy Jail Deal / NorthwestCitizen, Tip Johnson

Draw your own conclusions

Tue, Sep 15, 2015, 6:26 pm  Tip Johnson

It is appropriate for the city to consider what is needed in a jail agreement, what is needed in a jail and what is needed in jail alternatives.  The County should do more of this, too.  A lot more.

However, I question the propriety of either council continuing to engage with the current jail proposal.  Refusing to submit to the false urgency of the manufactured jail crisis could foster a more comprehensive approach to the future of our regional justice services.

I would draw your attention to a Whatcom Watch article in which Riley Sweeney outlines the cloak of secrecy under which this proposal emerged: […]

Read Tip’s complete post on NorthwestCitizen here.

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