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Wow!  Check out this County in Oregon!  While Whatcom County could easily have been the leader in justice reform, we just got ACE’s by Multnomah!  Whatcom County could learn from them!  And there is more to do, if the County will stop pretending that they need to build a jail – a public safety building...

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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...

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Link to Vera.org Statement on Nationwide Prison StrikeNewsroom / Press Release August 21, 2018 NEW YORK, NY – Today, incarcerated men and women in prisons across 17 states began a  19 day strike to draw attention to the poor conditions they face and to demand change for all those who live and work in prisons across the country. Nicholas...

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Speaking generally, prisons take and hold inmates while jails—if run properly—take and release them. A jail is a county or city facility to house—on a short-term basis—misdemeanant offenders, felony offenders serving short terms, felony offenders awaiting transfer to a state prison for long-term sentences and indigent pretrial defendants who are unable to make bail. A...

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