by: Diane Benjamin
Sheriff Mike Emery recorded a commercial for Tari Renner. The Sheriff credits Renner’s time on the County Board with ending prisoner placement in other counties due to over crowding.
I can only think of a few ways that could happen:
Crime is down
Arrests are down
The arrested are released instead of held in jail
The below chart compares the County crime rate in 2003 and 2011. The complete 2012 information hasn’t been posted yet. It doesn’t explain how Renner fixed the problem. County Board members can’t release prisoners, maybe the jail was enlarged!