"News" piece on jails, which are the major expense of county government. Consol
"News" piece on jails, which are the major expense of county government. Consolidating jail services in large regional facilities, and reducing jail populations by using house arrest and electronic monitoring of prisoners are two ideas being considered to alleviate the problem. The reforms are being championed by Bob Howe, executive director of the Maine Association of County Commissioners, and Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion, who is head of the Maine Sheriff's Association. There are only about 1,100 county jail beds in Maine, according to Dion, and most of them are more than full most of the time. With details about problems at some of the state's most overburdened county jails.
Haskell, Meg, ""News" piece on jails, which are the major expense of county government. Consol" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5602.