I am not aware of any specific successful facilities that has existed that don't put time constraints on how long one has to stay in a facility. React to this story: Tipton teenager flees captivity Fluffy and friends: We need to fully utilize the male pod at the work release center; also need to open the 40 bed women's unit at the work release center; work with the courts to assist with reallocation of cases and utilize specialty courts, such as veteran affairs, mental health and drug courts, to expedite sentencing.
We will continue the 17 rehabilitative jail programs to assist incarcerated persons. I would then take a look at the charges associated with each inmate and having done so I would identify those inmates with low-level or misdemeanor charges and where appropriate I seek alternative means to get some of those people released with the blessings of the judges that have jurisdiction over those specific inmates.
I would additionally like to see minor possession of marijuana changed in such a manner that the offender be given a citation rather than go to jail. Graduations, games or events, order prints of your favorites photos from the Kokomo Tribune. Toggle navigation Menu.Howard County Sheriff's Office Supports HopeWorks
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With the current trend of having a number of repeat offenders going through the system I would not rule out the possible need to build onto the existing jail but I would like to look at possible alternative means of dealing with the problem first.
The Vivitrol and Narcan programs will continue.
Kokomo highly susceptible to automation, but not time to panic Tigers roar to repeat: Kelly Lafferty Gerber. Edit Article Add New Article. We will continue these programs and stay informed as to new opportunities for community policing. Currently works as a Howard County Courthouse security officer.
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Most Popular. How would you attack this problem? If you look at the big picture this entire country and beyond have thrown everything that we have at the drug problem and nothing has worked and I don't believe that we are going to arrest our way out of the problem.
This Week's Circulars. As sheriff I would familiarize myself with the exact numbers of inmates and other relative numbers such as how many inmates are from other jurisdictions.
Republican Jerry Asher. Too many of our young people are dying from this scourge on our society.
Union St. Norris Jones.