Jail issues nothing new

Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 09:27 AM.

Commissioner Warren Yeager, at least initially, agreed.

“I am all for thinking outside the box,” Yeager said. “I am not for raising the millage rate.”

Hammond said staff had run numbers before to assess the costs, but with the male population the savings to the county were not as significant as with the women.

He told Bryan he would run the numbers again but those have yet to be provided.

As for liability, Bryan has recommended an inspection of the jail by the Florida Sheriff’s Association.

That recommendation was met with uniform dissent from fellow commissioners – in a flashback to the county-wide debates of the prior decade – as well as a first in recent years at the BOCC; defiance from staff in the face of direction from a commissioner.

The closest instance of actions similar to Hammond’s stated refusal to allow Bryan and an inspector entry to the jail was a profane outburst directed at a commissioner by a staff member during an insurance debate several years ago.

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