2008-02-05

"Clear and present danger"

The grand jury has spoken. Now the judges have spoken. (See "Judges plead with county for bigger jail" in today's Athens Banner-Herald.) "[T]he jail is a clear and present danger to our community," stated the grand jury in July 2006. "The conditions are, in my opinion, horrific," Judge Lawrence was quoted as saying in the ABH today.

Athenians, when are we going to correct this situation? The news reports that the ACC Mayor and Commission will finally be forming a task force. Let's support their efforts.

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