This one was too good to pass up, so I took a quick break from the Turkey roasting and thought I would just quickly share with you a good chuckle about how great our new Undersheriff Neusel and Ass. Sheriff Belliveau are doing in establishing policy and procedure in our jails. The sheriff seems to have made brilliant promotional choices here. The Board of Supervisors gets credit too on these smart decisions for appointing Undersheriff Neusel back in June. David Cortese, you really are doing great putting Sheriff Smith’s advice at the forefront of your jail decisions, keep up the good work.
You may or may not have heard yet that there are two threats to society on the loose this morning having escaped from Mail Jail last night according to the Mercury News.
Sgt. Richard Glennon says, “It wasn’t immediately clear what they used to saw through the steel bars on the window.” Let me be of assistance here, could it have been hacksaw blades that inmates were caught smuggling a few weeks back?
Here, let me help again here with a little common sense suggestion to the jail administrators — when your deputies find something like that, you don’t assume they didn’t already get some blades through the door, you don’t assume because someone was caught that there won’t be more coming it. You search cells and you investigate to see if anyone else is involved. You know, the same philosophy you follow when you keep finding inmates with cell phones at Elmwood? Oh wait… you don’t follow that philosophy regarding the phones at Elmwood, nevermind.
Anyway, I just want to congratulate the Undersheriff and Ass. Sheriff on doing such a great job to implement such great follow through policy. That concept that you can’t search a cell without explicit cause, just brilliant. You’re doing a great job reforming the jails!
Have a happy Turkey Day everybody!