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Jefferson Exchange | April 28, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Josephine County's Jail Vote: Measure 17-59

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Pat Fahey lays out the case for a yes vote on Josephine County's Jail Levy (Measure 17-59).

Raising taxes has always been a tough sell in Josephine County. 

We'll know in a few weeks if the lack of sheriff's department patrols and a rise in crime has made the sell any easier. 

Josephine County voters will decide the fate of Measure 17-59 in the May 20th election. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 20, 2014 | 8:00
10:38 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Trying A New Approach To Jail Funding In Klamath County

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Randy L. Shaw explains the plan to fund the Klamath County jail with a fee system.

Klamath County is another of the counties constrained by a small public safety budget. 

Now a group is proposing a fee on every household and business in the county to fund jail operations.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 1, 2013
10:11 am
Tue October 1, 2013

State Prison Culture Comes To The County Jail

California state prison overcrowding, 2006
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Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko describes the changes in his jail since California's "realignment."

Journalists have the differences between "jail" (shorter-term stays, generally pre-trial) and "prison" (longer stays, post-conviction) hammered into them. 

But California's prison/jail realignment is narrowing the differences between the institutions. 

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