Milwaukee Sheriff On Hiring Spree After Jail Deaths

A court-appointed monitor raised the possibility that a shortage of corrections officers and poor oversight of inmates contributed to four jail deaths. Sheriff David Clarke Jr. has been dismissive of criticism of his leadership, chalking it up to political retribution for his support of President Donald Trump.

Tulsa Jail Planning to Open Mental Health Pods

Oklahoma’s mental health system has been underfunded and overburdened for decades. Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Michelle Robinette, citing a growing number of inmates with mental illnesses, says mental health pods are necessary in ensuring this population is helped as best as possible. “In the long run, on back end, they’re going to get out,” she said.