The Making of a Jail Crisis: Part Three – Inhumane Outlouws / NorthwestCitizen, Tip Johnson

Mon, Oct 12, 2015, 7:40 pm  Tip Johnson

After wrecking the jail structure and stuffing it with increased bookings and longer stays, what else could help propel a jail crisis?  Inhumane conditions!

In the current issue of the Cascade Weekly, Sheriff Elfo himself asserts the jail is being managed illegally.  At a recent League of Women Voters forum (not yet available online), Wendy Jones, Chief Corrections Deputy at Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, said that if dogs were treated at the pound the way they treat prisoners at the jail, there would be a public uproar.  A common theme to the pro-jail campaign is that conditions in the jail are inhumane, overcrowded and unsafe. […]

Read Tip’s complete article on NorthwestCitizen here.

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