The spat continues...the GOP dominated County Legislature has a new spreadsheet out showing bunking inmates in Albany County actually is less expensive than building new capacity at the Watertown jail, while Democratic Sheriff John Burns responds that only six of 15 legislators have ever visited the jail and that the county study doesn't take into account the daily grind on people of shuttling people back and forth.
Whether or not Mr. Burns seeks reelection in 2014, I would think this would be an appropriate front burner issue and let the parties debate both sides for the public.
It's clear an election is needed to end the partisan bickering over jail overcrowding.
By the way, the Sheriff was the guest on Live at Five on Friday. I missed the show. Was there any news made there ?
Watertown Daily Times | County saves by paying to board inmates elsewhere, data show