Kelli McBride, director of Prison Justice Providers, handles a large variety of packages that purpose to cease recidivism and assist inmates reintegrate into society.
“As promised to the voters, we have now different packages for jail diversion,” Dutton stated.
Dutton stated the jail will want extra employees earlier than it may well deliver in additional inmates, and officers are interviewing for 5 detention officer positions on the jail. His workplace interviewed 4 candidates final week and hopes to have detention officers out of area coaching and skilled sufficient to begin by the tip of Might.
“We now have employed a considerable quantity, however not sufficient are staying,” he stated. “We’re nonetheless shifting ahead with the hiring course of. We conduct in depth background checks in order that slows our course of down, but it surely’s value it.”
The price of the brand new detention officers will likely be funded by the Operations and Upkeep levy permitted by county voters. Based on the county’s Chief Administrative Officer Roger Baltz, the levy included $4,040,000 in funds every year for a 15-year interval for added employees and upkeep. Baltz stated that is separate from the Basic Obligation Bond that funded the renovation.
By means of that levy, 33 further detention officers have been funded together with a detention sergeant, receptionist, sworn deputy and upkeep worker.