Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Slight Change of Pace Today

Don't worry folks, I still hate CCA.  But I figured I could throw in a bit of relatively hopeful news today, in that Sheriff Richard Nugent has been officially named chief corrections officer for Hernando County, Florida, and he will assume operations of the jail there in August, after 22 years of a CCA regime.  I have written pretty extensively on the situation in the past, and now I am very optimistic about the future of the Hernando jail because, as Sheriff Nugent so accurately points out, his office is "a partner in this [operation of the jail], not a for-profit company running it to milk it."  Well said, and good luck, Sheriff Nugent.

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