“Both Spokane County and Kootenai County experience jail overcrowding and want to build bigger jails. Spokane County’s could cost from $81 million to $410 million while Kootenai County estimates its jail expansion might cost as much as $50 million. State, local and tribal leaders from Idaho and Washington and from Kootenai and Spokane counties should discuss creating a regional criminal justice center near the Idaho- Washington border. A regional center with facilities for public safety training, state correctional programs, a combined post-conviction jail, emergency management and community education is ripe for consideration.”
For the rest of Bill McCrory’s (Whitecaps) comment on a regional corrections facility, click here.
Hat Tip: JBelle, for drawing this to my attention (I knew it was in the works, but didn’t know it had been published today. BTW, it looks like HBO commenters are starting to write the print edition editorial page, too.)