Justice 2.0: How we can reduce crime, save money and heal people, right now?
By Luke Baumgarten
Published in The Inlander on May 30, 2012
“In 2008, Spokane County and the Sheriff’s Office agreed with Watkins: Jail isn’t enough. As part of a 2008 survey into corrections services, a consultant hired by the county, David Bennett, examined our justice system. There was talk of building a new jail, and Bennett’s job was to look at all the steps that lead to and from jail — from what happens to offenders pre-trial to what services are available when they go home — so that the county could restructure services, add programs and accurately gauge how big of a jail to build.”
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