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Here comes the opposition: Four groups join forces to campaign against Douglas County jail expansion

What more are you referring to? Increased safety for inmates and staff?

Where has there been ANY campaign for mental health or drug problems prior to this ballot in Douglas County?

March 4, 2018 at 11:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Activist groups kick off their campaign against jail expansion

Where is that information from? And which jail is it specific to?

March 4, 2018 at 11:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Here comes the opposition: Four groups join forces to campaign against Douglas County jail expansion

Well let's throw bothering with reality out and treat the issues as if we're drugged because facts are what's being kept out of this debate. Mental health and drug treatment support both DO exist for Douglas County residents. Expanding the jail expands such support inmates. Why is this so hard to comprehend? Re-entry programs lowered the recidivism rates from 43 to 31% (facts 2007-2009 baseline 2015 stats) and expanding facilities, services, alternatives to inmates benefits EVERYONE. Anyone who excludes inmates from support expanded mental health/drug treatment, how are you not shortsightedly and/or selfishly acting as judge, jury AND jailor?!?

March 4, 2018 at 8:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Felonies, not pot smoking, filling up the Douglas County Jail, new report says

well then how is the answer punishing inmates by depriving them of access to mental health, visitation, life skill building or community support???

One of the long-term goals of the re-entry program is to reduce participants' recidivism from the 2007 through 2009 baseline rate of 43 percent. That rate is currently at 31 percent, which is better than the 34 percent rate in 2015, Brouwer said. He knows, however, if the farming out of inmates continues at its current scale, that percentage will start heading the wrong way.

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2016/dec...

March 4, 2018 at 8:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Activist leaders blast proposed expansion of Douglas County Jail

Real bottom of what money means to the inmates, their families, rates of re-incarceration...you are not understanding values...

Half a penny...half a penny!

In dollars, overflow is costing $1 MILLION a year.

50 cents per $100 spent really is all worth your care?

March 4, 2018 at 6:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Activist groups kick off their campaign against jail expansion

Maybe Patrick Wilbur is willing to set up a crowdpac fundraiser page for the funds as he did for his facebook page Lawrence Sunset Alliance?

Mosher's unwillingness to house more inmates begs the question what is Justice Matters doing in support of current inmates' needs AND in reducing future beds/space NEEDS? Has Mosher or Justice Matters NOT worked with Mike Brouwer or Mike Caron or others of the Re-Entry Program?

http://www.dgso.org/web/index.php?opt...

Expansion and reduction are not separable. Reducing access to support guarantees expanding need!

This campaign defeats the very purpose it claims to be about!

March 4, 2018 at 5:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Felonies, not pot smoking, filling up the Douglas County Jail, new report says

I would like to know what the disagreeing citizens' good reasons are and what well of information they are basing their disagreements on! Also, please explain who is behind "a manufactured crisis in Douglas County" and why on earth why?!

March 4, 2018 at 5:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Felonies, not pot smoking, filling up the Douglas County Jail, new report says

Don't hold mental health support of inmates hostage!

Your question "why so many more prisoners of color than account for the percentage of our entire population of minorities are sitting in that jail"...

Not sure if you mis-stated your meaning, the entire minority population far exceeds the entire jail population.

How many inmates are FROM OUTSIDE Douglas County?! Maybe, just maybe, that's being overlooked by opposers.

Other counties have higher populations paying taxes for more courtrooms and judges and related personnel.

How many hearing delays are because of transportation issues for inmates housed outside Douglas County?

Incarceration rate info found here:

https://www.doc.ks.gov/publications/R...

March 4, 2018 at 4:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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