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Friday, October 14, 2016

Data-driven justice efforts discussed at Potter County Commissioners meeting

By AMANDA JONES Era Correspondent Bradford Era

COUDERSPORT — The Potter County Commissioners on Thursday spoke of ongoing data-driven justice efforts during a meeting held in Coudersport.

Commissioner Paul Heimel announced that county officials recently participated in the first meeting concerning the White House Data-Driven Justice initiative with which the county has become involved. Potter County has the smallest population of any jurisdiction being included in the pilot program being initiated in communities across the country.

“We’ve already established connections with Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and Eau Claire County, Wisconsin in our continuing study of best practices,” said Heimel. “This is an executive-level organization, so these contacts are related to how counties can best use resources — financial, personnel and facilities — to support the significant changes we’re beginning to see in the administration of criminal justice.” Read more...


Anonymous said...

What kind of "resources" does Potter county spend to keep a 2 century old jail running 24/7? Why not shut it down and ship it's bad guys to Smethport or Wellsboro like they do with women?

Anonymous said...

2:12 I have been saying that for probably 20 years and now the jail is 20 years older than it was back then. Wait till the state starts making county jails add transgender bathrooms and wheelchair ramps and more privileges and services for the jailbirds. It is coming.