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Supportive of justice center, yet voting ‘no’

[Source: “Supportive of justice center, yet voting ‘no’,” Press Citizen, 25 April 2013] As distasteful as it is for me to be in favor of a larger jail, I support the justice center proposal. Yet, I will be voting “no” on May 7. Let me explain. I support those incarcerated having greater physical access to […]

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Johnson County justice center still divisive

[Source: “Johnson County justice center still divisive,” The Daily Iowan, 24 April 2013] Opponents of the proposed Johnson County Justice Center say the revised cost is still too high, and that changes made to the plan are insufficient. “This is a nominal reduction, and they have essentially thrown a bone to the public,” said Aleksey […]

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Focus turns to jail alternatives in Johnson County justice center debate

[Source: “Focus turns to jail alternatives in Johnson County justice center debate,” The Gazette, 21 April 2013] Supporters say space is needed, but opponents say alternatives not being explored IOWA CITY — The group meets Monday mornings in the Johnson County Attorney’s Office to see who they can try to get out of the county […]

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Vote ‘no’ on justice center, but ‘yes’ for courthouse

[Source: “Vote ‘no’ on justice center, but ‘yes’ for courthouse,” Press Citizen, 11 April 2013, by Nicholas Johnson] Note: This article is included here because it is part of a dialog about why there should be a unified courthouse and jail. Jim McCarragher has written a response to this article. There’s a happy, win-win approach […]

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Johnson County justice center opponents focus on spork arrest

[Source: “Johnson County justice center opponents focus on spork arrest,” The Gazette, 9 April 2013, by Gregg Hennigan] Spork the jail. That’s the new rallying cry of opponents of the proposed Johnson County criminal justice center. It comes after a Johnson County Jail inmate was arrested Sunday for breaking her plastic spork – which is […]

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