The holding center is supposed to be a place where criminal suspects go before they stand trial, not where they lose their lives even before they’ve been sentenced. The pattern of deaths in the Holding Center is appalling. The conditions in the Holding Center are unacceptable. They are a growing stain on our county’s reputation. I will fix it. A detailed plan will be issued during the campaign. It will have these elements:
- Greater accountability and transparency for what happens in the Holding Center.
- Modern training for deputies assigned to transport, register, and guard prisoners.
- Improved mental health resources for handling prisoners who suffer from mental illness.