THUMB AWARD MORE JAIL CONFUSION

Thumbs Down to Dallas County Commissioners for building a new $61 million jail that doesn’t work. The Lew Sterrett Justice Center was supposed to alleviate crowding in the old jail. but now cornmissioners are proposing that two-thirds of the cells remain empty. Granted, this will save taxpayers more than $1 million in operating costs next year, but that’s a small comfort when you realize that several millions more will be needed to complete the facility, and a bond election may be held to raise funding next year. Construction costs have been a problem, but surely better planning could have prevented this debacle.

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