May 11, 2017
Across the nation local jurisdictions—where 40 percent of inmates are incarcerated—have recognized that increasing incarceration does not increase public safety. In fact, there are proven alternatives to incarceration that reduce recidivism and therefore do increase public safety. Continue reading
Sun, Feb 14, 2016, 7:54 pm Tip Johnson
The life of a lowly editorialist is such that we often don’t have access to the resources needed to redress the grievances we detail.
(Note: the following is a comment Joy posted on the post above in the Bellingham Racial Justice Coalition Facebook group.)
The problem is that most of this is political lobbying and half-truths. The Sheriff consistently shifts the blame of mismanagement to others, and the guilt of overcrowding to the state or to his powerlessness to change anything. Continue reading