Wapato Jail – a real boondoggle for Oregon. What a huge waste of taxpayers dollars, and a nightmare for the community. The County overbuilt the jail. They oversold the jail industry plan and convinced the civic leaders to buy the plan.
This whole boondoggle caused huge problems for taxpayers. Now it is likely to be demolished. This is a real lesson for Whatcom County taxpayers to not buy the Whatcom County law enforcement elected officials story that they need a new jail. We need accountability, not more taxes.