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San Mateo County getting a JAIL because of a small group.

Original post made by Michael G Stogner on Sep 22, 2012

There are not that many people in San Mateo County that want a New Jail that we can not afford or the annual $27,000,000 to $40,000,000 in operating cost which translates to Sherrif's Department salaries.You might recall we lost two of our highest government figures last year because they asked the stupid question of our Supervisors...that was How are we going to pay for it? they both resigned shortly there after, David Boesch and Tom Huening thank you for trying. Most recently the Institute for Law and Policy Planning just felt the heavy hand of our 5 Supervisors, by canceling a contract with them for their negative views about wasting taxpayers money. Now getting back to this very small group of people who are forcing this unnecessary cost and expense on the Taxpayers of San Mateo County, look to Service League of San Mateo County Board.

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Posted by Michael G Stogner, a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Ex Sheriff and now Supervisor Don Horsley list boards and commissions he is on but fails to name Service League of San Mateo County.

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Posted by Michael G Stogner, a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Supervisor Carole Groom who was appointed not elected also fails to mention she is a member of Service League of San Mateo County.

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Posted by Michael G Stogner, a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Supervisor Jacobs Gibson also appointed not elected fails to mention she is a member of Service League of San Mateo County.

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Posted by Michael G Stogner, a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Supervisor Adreinne Tissier also fails to mention she is a member of Service League of San Mateo County.

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Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Criminals have a program dedicated completely to them & their families? I know the good work David Lewis did for re-entry but I didn't know about this organization. Wow- that's a lot of people, if only giving part time support, to helping criminals and their families. I wish my reaction wasn't quite so cynical. Is there a similar org devoted to helping crime victims & their families?


Posted by bob, a resident of Woodside: other
on Sep 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Hmmm spot on . We can afford to do things like this , but cannot fund education. Something is screwy.


Posted by Michael G Stogner, a resident of another community
on Oct 23, 2012 at 8:53 am

Tom Huening says Vote No on Measure A and talks about jail we can't afford.

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Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Apr 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm

A new topic, 2013 San Mateo County Community Health Needs Assessment, Web Link provides some insight into the issue. We do NOT need a new jail!


Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Apr 21, 2013 at 8:16 am

Excerpt from 2013 San Mateo County Community Health Needs Assessment Executive Summary.

The majority of women inmates are confined in San Mateo
County jail for non-violent drug possession and property
offenses. Only 12% are housed for violent or weapons charges.
In fact, a higher percentage of women are confined in San
Mateo County on drug possession and theft or property
offences than in the nation’s jails. 80% of all women inmates are
confined in San Mateo County Jail reported that they had moderate to
severe alcohol or drug problems. Most women inmates confined in San
Mateo County Jail were not lawfully employed at the time of admission to
jail. More than one-half of the pretrial women and one-third of the
sentenced women housed in the San Mateo County Jail are responsible for
young children under the age of 18.
◙ More than one-half (54%) of the pretrial women and one-third of the
sentenced women housed in the San Mateo County Jail are responsible for
young children under the age of 18. Numerous studies on female
offenders and their children document that the separation of mothers
from their children contributes to:
─ Five to six times higher delinquency rates among their children.
─ Inability for children who are separated from their mothers to form
trusting relationships and attachments to society’s standards.
─ More children in foster care.
─ Additional welfare costs to society.
─ Higher rates of recidivism for women offenders.
◙ Men housed in the San Mateo County Jail have the following
characteristics:
─ The most frequent offense for which they were confined was for
personal drug use and possession.
─ While drug use or possession is the most common single charge, this
is not the majority of men in custody.
─ Almost 60% were employed at the time of this current jail admission
and most reported that they expect to be employed upon release.
─ More than one-half report using drugs and four out of ten report using
them daily or several times a week.
─ Methamphetamines were the number one drug of choice.
─ Nearly two thirds of the men report drug and/or alcohol abuse.
─ Only 17.2% reported being involved in treatment at the time of this
arrest and few reported ever receiving treatment.
─ Almost one-third of the males are assessed by Correctional Health
Services as needing residential treatment for their psychiatric disorder.


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