Columbia County Jail in Crisis!
The Columbia County Jail is 13 years old this year, and has served citizens well, keeping thousands of criminals in jail for their entire sentences and holding dangerous offenders until their day in court. Now all this is threatened by funding shortages that threaten to put the jail out of business unless something is done very soon.
Currently, 140 of the jail's approximately 250 beds go unfilled due to a lack of staff to manage more inmates and a lack of funding to properly care for more than just the few currently in the Sheriff's custody.
We exist to raise awareness of the jail's plight and challenge Columbia County voters to do what must be done to KEEP PRISONERS IN JAIL!