I’m perplexed.

How is it that the county commissioners know better than the sheriff what he needs, and doesn’t need, for the county? Do they have criminal justice degrees? Did they work in law enforcement? What are their qualifications to be in their job?

I remember about 20 years ago, when the Androscoggin County Jail had a string of suicides and escapes. The jail administrator and sheriff asked/fought for help then too; and like now, were denied.

Of course, when it all “hit the fan,” the commisioners claimed to be behind them all the way. Do people have to die again for the commisioners to do the right thing?

Jamey Lebel, Buckfield


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