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Bail reform impacting plans for new jail

Credit: WKBW Buffalo
Published on February 22, 2020 - Duration: 01:52s
Bail reform impacting plans for new jail
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Bail reform impacting plans for new jail

ALSO NEW TONIGHT --BAIL REFORM COULDBE CAUSING SIDEEFFECTS IN GENESEECOUNTY.THE NEW STATE LAWREMOVES CASH BAILFOR NON-VIOLENTCRIMES.THE GOAL IS TO KEEPPEOPLE ACCUSED OFCRIMES FREE ASTHEIR CASES MOVETHROUGH THECOURTS.GILAT MELAMEDLOOKS AT THE EFFECTTHIS IS ALREADYHAVING TO BUILD ANEW COUNTY JAIL.THE CURRENTGENESEE COUNTYJAIL IS NEARLY 120YEARS OLD.COUNTY OFFICIALSSAY THE BUILDING ISINADEQUATE ATMEETING THE NEEDSOF INMATES.THAT'S WHY THEREARE PLANS TO HAVE ANEW JAIL IN BATAVIABY THE FALL OF 2022.OFFICIALS SAY THEBUILDING WILL BEABLE TO PROVIDEINMATES WITHEDUCATONALPROGRAMS, ANDBETTER MENTALHEALTH AND MEDICALCARE.ONE MAJOR CHANGE--THE NEW JAIL WILLINCLUDE FEMALEINMATES.THEY'LL NO LONGERBE SENT TO OTHERJAILS.GENESEE COUNTYSHERIFF WILLIAMSHERON SAYS THATWILL HELP THECOUNTY SAVE MONEY."WE SPENT UPWARDSOF $850,000 LAST YEARHOUSING INMATES OUT,THAT'S JUST HOUSINGCOSTS.

THAT DOESN'TINCLUDE THE MANHOURS THAT AREDEDICATED TO THETRANSPORTATION."BUT HOW MANYINMATES WILL THENEW JAIL NEED TOHOUSE-- THAT'S THE$60 MILLION QUESTIONTHAT OFFICIALS SAYWAS MADE TOUGHERBY BAIL REFORM.THEY'VE ALREADYDOWNSIZED THEIRPLANS FOR THE NEWJAIL SINCE THE NEWPOLICY WENT INTOEFFECT."AND WITH THE BAILREFORM LEGISLATIONTHAT WAS PASSED, WESCALED IT BACK EVENFURTHER TO 184 BEDSAT 4 PODS, VERSUSTHE 200 BED 5 PODDESIGN THAT WE WERELOOKING AT JUST 9MONTHS AGO."ERIE COUNTY JAILSHAVE SEEN A DECLINEIN INMATES.A BAIL REFORMREPORT FROM THECOUNTYCOMPTROLLER'SOFFICE SAYS THE ERIECOUNTY HOLDINGCENTER HAD ABOUT100 FEWER INMATESTHIS JANUARYCOMPARED TO LAST.THE ALDENCORRECTIONALFACILITY HAD 67FEWER.BOTH ARE OPERATINGAT HUNDREDS OFINMATES BELOWCAPACITY..GOVERNOR CUOMODEFENDED BAILREFORM IN LASTMONTHS STATE OFTHE STATE-- BUT DIDADMIT THERE MAYNEED TO BE SOMEBAIL REFORM --REFORM.SAYING THERE ARE"CONSEQUEN

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