Say NO on the Jail Bond Resolution
Dutchess County has an unprecedented opportunity to “change what a county jail is and how a criminal justice system addresses its inmates.”
We will squander that opportunity if we go forward with the current jail bond proposal.
We need a new fiscally responsible plan
County officials assert that if legislators do not approve the plan on March 21 exactly as unveiled on February 4, the State Commission of Corrections (SCOC) will revoke our variance for the PODs and throw the County into financial chaos. This makes no sense. This date needs to be extended to allow the public and legislature adequate time to review alternative plans. Let’s build what we need, not an over-capacity compound.