Sheriff Commendable for Thinking Outside the Box

MISSOULA - I read in the paper recently that the Missoula Sheriff’s Office donated money to the jail diversion program. I want to commend the Sheriff on having the foresight to take available funds and apply them in such an action. By supporting a movement to take or keep a portion of the jailed population out of the jail, he has helped the Missoula County taxpayers as much as he has helped the offenders and his own department.

First, by removing some of the jail population, administration of the jail is made more manageable.

Second, by supporting the diversion program, the possibility of need...


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