Fri, Oct 16, 2015, 5:53 pm Tip Johnson
The jail proposal is wrought with troubling contradictions. The only way to prevent a massive misappropriation of public funds – a tax heist – is to vote down Prop. 2015-1 and start over on a downtown jail, next to the courthouse with good programs out front to keep folks out of jail.
Just google criminal justice reform. Everybody’s doing it. Just not here.
Proponents say the jail is crumbling, that important structural supports were removed from the basement when the Sheriff turned a storage area into offices. Amazingly, the building shows no outward signs of decay. It is straight and square, without cracks or evidence of strain. According to reports from construction savvy folks unfortunate enough to have spent some time inside, there is little interior evidence of actual failure, other than shoddy plumbing, electrical and ventilation systems that probably were never properly installed and which evidently have not been competently maintained. […]