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2020

Articles About county jails

  • Sankofa Talk — Fighting ’til the last day

    Bomani Moyenda speaks about organizing with the activist group Greene County Citizens Against Giant Jail Tax ahead of the 2020 primary.

  • EDITORIAL — ‘No’ to 500 county jail beds

    The Greene County Jail on East Market Street in downtown Xenia was built in 1969. County leaders say the aging facility needs to be replaced with an updated and expanded facility. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Greene County voters face a choice in the March 17 primary. Should the county increase the sales tax to fund construction of a new and larger jail? A editorial on Greene County Issue 12 from a prior issue of the News.

  • Council weighs jail response

    The Greene County Jail on East Market Street in downtown Xenia was built in 1969. County leaders say the aging facility needs to be replaced with an updated and expanded facility. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    At its March 3 regular meeting, Village Council hashed out a letter to the Greene County Commissioners on their proposal to build a new county jail.

  • Issues with jail expansion

    On Thursday, March 5, members of Greene County Citizens Against the Giant Jail Tax held a press conference in front of the county courthouse in Xenia.

  • In rural areas, a ‘quiet jail boom’

    In debates over jail expansion, the big picture is often the hidden aspect of the conversation. New research from Vera Institute of Justice sheds light on a “quiet jail boom” happening in more rural areas of the U.S.

  • In rural areas, a ‘quiet jail boom’

    In debates over jail expansion, the big picture is often the hidden aspect of the conversation. New research from Vera Institute of Justice sheds light on a “quiet jail boom” happening in more rural areas of the U.S.

  • Six months’ reporting on Greene County Jail

    With the March 17 presidential primary just over two months away, Greene County voters are deciding whether to approve a 12-year, 0.25% sales tax increase to pay for a new, larger jail. Read about the project and related issues here.

  • Villagers testify on jail plan

    Yellow Springs residents made a strong showing at last Thursday’s public hearing on a proposed sales tax increase to pay for a new county jail.

  • ‘Building a jail larger than we need’— Citizens give input at jail tax hearing

    Does Greene County need a bigger jail? And what would be the costs of operating a larger facility?

    Those were the chief questions and concerns voiced by citizens at last Thursday’s public hearing on a proposed sales tax increase to pay for a new county jail, estimated at a total cost of $70 million.

  • Greene County public hearings— Tax hike for new jail?

    The Greene County Jail on East Market Street in downtown Xenia was built in 1969. County leaders say the aging facility needs to be replaced with an updated and expanded facility. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Should the county raise the sales tax to pay for a new jail? Public hearings on the issue are happening Thursday, Nov. 7, at 1:30 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., at 35 Greene St., Xenia.