Do we really NEED a new jail? That's a lot of money to be spent and we, the taxpayers and homeowners, will be paying for it. Maybe we need to look at more effective drug rehab programs instead for the drug offenders rather than just putting them behind bars. I would rather my tax dollars go elsewhere, such as education. Just think of how many students could benefit with that kind of money. We could send them to college! The roads sure need improvement around here. And, the forests obviously need attention. Lets put local people to work doing things that will actually improve our community and economy- not building anew jail that will probably be done by an out of area construction company to put more of our people behind bars, rather than make them useful in the community. Honor farm?
It would be nice to get news about this earlier than the day of. Then we could write letters to our Supervisors. Maybe I just missed it.
Yes we need a new jail and I will say it again; we do not need state-of-art anything!! We are not a large city or county that has to have tunnels and other things to house inmates...This whole law and justice center thing is turning into another Jamestown Mine!! No CHP,No Court...Another black eye for Tuolumne County!!
I would much rather pay for a new jail facility than a multi million dollar juvinile facility with 10 beds because we only have 8 offenders and can house out of town offenders. Also, a study showed that we could only financially support a limited number with adequate staff etc.. My concern is that we are building a prison facility for children under the guise of rehabilitation. When adding the Millions we're paying for the Law and Justice property, our county, (we the taxpayers) will never be out of huge debt crying poor due to lack of "economic development" when the real reason is that the people did not get to vote for this fiasco or "Money Pit", the Law and Justice Center as it was rail-roaded right through approvals.
IP - It has been obvious from the get-go that the County Administrative Officer, Craig Pedro, does not want the public to be involved in this decision making process. That is why the County is in the mess it's in, financially.
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