Arbor Update

Ann Arbor Area Community News

Ypsi police chief blames Minzey for bond misinformation → 3 December 2006

…on "yet another in a series of letters about the jail controversy that have been widely circulated, yet … chief Matt Harshberger writes of the proposed jail expansion: ... upon having a meeting yesterday … information that I was spreading ($9 million for jail expansion & $11 million for court facilities … information directly from the Sheriff and his jail administrator. Obviously, I will not allow this … entire $21 million bond proposal is going toward jail and correctional improvements... More: Complete …

Colbert Report calls jail bond "boondoggle" → 28 October 2005

…Including, yes, our blogland favorite of the jail bond petition. Daniels claimed not to know …

$300m County Jail millage vote: Feb 22 → 18 November 2004

…renovation and expansion of the Washtenaw County Jail, along with some expansion of services. From the … Ann Arbor News, Date set for jail millage decision: The project would increase the … jail’s size from 332 beds to 532 by 2014 and pay … site at the Hogback Road and Washtenaw Avenue jail site, a probation residential facility, and … need to realize that if criminals aren’t in jail, “they could be in your …

Debate challenges need for new jail → 11 January 2005

…Michiga, debated the need for the $300m, 20-year jail millage that Washtenaw voters will be asked to … approve in February. Shelton claimed the jail’s overcrowding prevents proper treatment of … inmates: The current jail also lacks resources to help inmates with … his 20-minute presentation. “But sometimes jail is the only way.” Sarri responded that … expanding the jail will preclude real improvement: She argued that …

Tonight's the Night Thoreau Spent in Jail → 11 March 2005

…nature's wisdom ---- THE NIGHT THOREAU SPENT IN JAIL ---- | | | tonight and tomorrow (March 11-12) | | …

Information sessions on Jail over-crowding → 15 November 2004

… Ann Arbor News, 11 November, County jail overcrowding hits highest level > Ann Arbor News, … 13 November, In Brief: County jail eases overcrowding crisis …

County jail millage round-up → 31 January 2005

… The County’s Criminal Justice …

Leopold's Farewell Event → 1 May 2008

…If you’re not there, you better be in jail. If you’re in jail, break out. …

AP: "Library offenders could go to jail" → 19 November 2004

Sheriff sues county (again) → 30 December 2006

…this time suing for its handling of chronic jail overcrowding. The suit, which names the Washtenaw … because the county won’t expand the jail with reserve funds. He also said the county has … halted his ability to send inmates to other jails in nearby counties. …