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Jail Rides Program Saved by Cash Infusion


Thursday, June 19, 2014
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The jail rides program ​— ​which serves 50-75 late-night or early-morning releasees monthly ​— ​will continue another year, thanks to $10,000 awarded by county supervisors on 6/11. A taxi takes releasees to certain locations during public transportation off-hours; the program had been searching for ways to stay afloat after one of its main donors dropped out. On 7/1, the supervisors will consider allowing an outside religious organization to provide amenities.

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Because the Courts simply cannot clarify that the release date means no later than 3:00 pm for the time, not 11:59 pm to meet the deadline.

John_Adams (anonymous profile)
June 19, 2014 at 12:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So a "cash infusion" allows the jail to continue it's policy of releasing people in the middle of the night....and the media portrays this as a good thing! Interesting

touristunfriendly (anonymous profile)
June 20, 2014 at 6:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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