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Smith county jail, not Smith county prison

I did not get wind of any new news on the jail bond issue today, so this is the jail bond thought for the day:

One thing that gets lost in the fray, is the fact that we don’t need to hold prisoners for a long period of time! A county facility should be temporary while the inmates are processed, to go free, to go to prison, or to get sober and go to court. The surprising fact is, that many of those held for long periods of time, simply go free once they have a chance to stand before a judge and give evidence of their innocence. By the way, shouldn’t that be the other way around? I mean, innocent until proven guilty…


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