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October 27, 2016
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Jail discussions resume; location is once again debated

The Sullivan County Legislature discusses the proposed new county jail.

There is still some resistance in the community to siting the jail on the Mapes property. Tom Manza, who has been an active critic of the location, sent an email to legislators and the media after the meeting that said, “I am disappointed that the committee I had asked to be on to discuss alternatives to building the $80 million jail has turned into the committee to in fact push the $80 million jail forward. I think some of you will agree this isn’t right, and a committee that one would have expected to meet openly five or six times before coming to a conclusion has, I believe, only met once, secretively and seemingly with a pre-planned agenda.”