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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sheriff to speak

Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis Jr. wants the public to know his views on “jail overcrowding” – but he won’t discuss them until the Friday morning press conference.

Leis’ office issued a press release this morning announcing the 10 a.m. press conference. It notes the Sheriff will talk about jail overcrowding and “other matters currently impacting our community.”

But when The Enquirer called the Sheriff’s Office to ask about specifics of the press conference, Leis spokesman Steve Barnett said he wouldn’t talk about it.

He also said Leis was out of the office and unavailable for comment.Leis has been insisting that Hamilton County needs a new 1,800-bed jail to prevent early releases and overcrowding.

There are four public hearings set between Aug. 7-Aug. 24 to discuss how to fund the $225 million a new jail could cost.


at 6:03 PM, August 03, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll just bet the fishwrap will rubber stamp the press conference and not do any investigation, interviews with the social service agencies in the area for alternative means to reduce residency at the SI motel ??

Let's see if they talk to the drop in center, first step, talbert house, etc. ??

Let's see if the fishwrap reports how much money Si's machine gets for each bed filed ??

Help me with the math, PLEASE:

Less citizens
More Police
More Criminals ??

at 11:00 PM, August 03, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the Enquirer should do a real investigative report into the jail situation, its impact on social services or alternatives to incarceration.

at 12:43 AM, August 05, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is si leis pulling his boys from the streets between 2;30 and 7Am when things really get bad?

at 11:59 PM, August 05, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

i loved the enq's report regarding , really, the homeless being "housed" at the county jailed verses being provided needed services.
but htat's what it should have said, flat out. not dance around the issue.
this should have been part one intorrduction to a mii series inthe paper exploring and exposing allthe issues, all the plans and the intended and ikely impact.
but good, light reading. but either the reporters have to try harrder ( make a darn stand) or the ediotrs need to lay off the redacting pen.

at 10:23 PM, August 06, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I believe the only way to deal with these guys is to lock them up, because they're not going to be saved," Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters said. "Don't confuse jail with rehabilitation. It's warehousing."

I believe the only way to deal with deters the cheater is to lock him up for his money laundry for he is beyond rehabilitation:

Make a Concealed Contribution !!


at 2:55 AM, January 16, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want crime to go down and criminals off the streets then why dont you people back up the sheriff. Use your brain and get some sense. More jail space = less criminals on the streets. I back up Sheriff Leis 100%. Heck your paying taxes on a stadium for a no good football team why not us it on somthing usefull

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