As long as we want to lock up so many and as long as there are state imposed standards on prison crowding, Jefferson County will continue to spend a lot of money putting prisoners elsewhere. Thats not all, either....There must be a cost carting inmates back and forth to court appearances. The gasoline tab much be staggering.
Its hard to make this a political issue since at best two or three of the fifteen County Legislature seats will be contested. Nonetheless, it does seem like we need to either have fewer people in jail or more room to keep them.
Watertown Daily Times Neighbors too full to take Jefferson's prisoner overload