September 3, 2015

Joel Tyner invitation

Hi ENJAN folks!...

Pls if you can join me today (Thursday, Sept. 3rd) at 3:30 pm for a Public Hearing on the Criminal "Justice" System in Dutchess County I'm hosting-- in our County Legislature's Chambers on the sixth floor of our County Office Building at 22 Market Street in Poughkeepsie.

Facebook event link for today's event: https://www.facebook.com/events/741452872643945/ .

Fact: Inmate after inmate after inmate inside the Dutchess County Jail are killing themselves; even NYS Commission on Correction has exposed the notorious Corizon Resources (Correctional Medical Care) for improper mental care and negligence-- why is this company still getting our tax dollars?...see http://www.prisonpolicy.org/cms.html .

Correctional Medical Care (Corizon Resources) received $3.041,165.12 in county jail contract in 2014.

Correctional Medical Care (Corizon Resources) received $3,946, 505.56 in county jail contract in 2013. ...

Fact: 44% of Dutchess Jail inmates are African-American-- though African-Americans make up less than 11% of county population, according to Dutchess County Jail Administrator George Krom (and long ago Dutchess GOP eliminated funding for our county's Human Rights Commission to investigate this).

Fact: There are 36 Dutchess County Jail inmates now charged merely with nonviolent drug possession (that is their only charge-- just nonviolent drug possession), according to Dutchess County Jail Administrator George Krom.

Fact: 80% of Dutchess County Jail inmates haven't gone to trial (according to Public Defender's office), according to Dutchess County Jail Administrator George Krom.

Fact: Over 37% of Dutchess County Jail inmates now have been charged merely with misdemeanors, according to Dutchess County Jail Administrator George Krom.

Fact: There are 15 Dutchess County Jail inmates with bail set at $2000 or less-- needlessly locked up, according to Dutchess County Jail Administrator George Krom.

Fact: 80 percent of Dutchess County Jail inmates have substance abuse or mental health issues, according to Dutchess County Jail Administrator George Krom and the Dutchess County Criminal Justice Council.

Fact: Over 130 18-year-old's and younger are now incarcerated annually in the Dutchess County Jail, according to Dutchess County Jail Administrator George Krom.

Fact: County funding was recently eliminated by Dutchess GOP for the Dutchess County Youth Bureau Project Return program for at-risk youth, and there no longer is a Big Brothers Big Sisters, YMCA, or YWCA in Dutchess County-- or county funding for the Green Teen (CCEDC) program in the City of Poughkeepsie (in spite of public promises last May from Molinaro before the Co. Leg. to fund youth programs).