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The complete P.O.S.T record of Bob Godley. The former cop that thinks the whole county owes him an apology for his bad behavior.

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Who Killed Racheyl Brinson


And don't forget the Dennis Perry trial transcript also:

Remember Dennis is the one framed by former Sheriff Bill Smith and his lying so called detective Dale Bundy.


Thursday, August 30, 2007

Will One of Smith's Little Dealers Sue The County?

The Florida Times-Union
August 30, 2007S
Sheriff airs concerns on Camden jail
By Gordon Jackson, The Times-Union

KINGSLAND - Camden County Sheriff Bill Smith has told county commissioners overcrowded conditions in the county jail are creating tension among inmates, including a recent fight that nearly became a riot. -------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------

In an Aug. 6 letter, Smith described the jail conditions as "dire" since he added 60 beds in common areas more than a month ago to increase capacity. The extra beds have allowed Smith to bring back inmates from other counties, where they were housed because the 150-bed Camden County jail was filled to capacity.
The move, Smith wrote, is a way to keep operating costs from "spiraling out of control." The county was paying $45 a day for each inmate held in other counties.
"The additional inmates made a crowded situation even worse and greatly increased the tension among the inmate population," Smith wrote.
As many as 32 inmates in one cell block are all using the same shower, he said.
Smith also expressed concerns inmates' family members or attorneys would sue over jail conditions.
In his letter, Smith quoted a state law that allows inmates to be housed in other counties if conditions in a jail are unsafe.
County commissioners, however, said Smith created the problem.
Commissioner Katherine Zell said Smith "should have known what to expect" when he brought inmates back from other counties.
She questioned why Smith is making jail conditions an issue because he told commissioners in January the jail was adequate. Smith said then a new or expanded jail should not be among the projects in referendum for a 1-cent sales tax.
With the tax already approved by voters, it's too late to use any of the money for a new or expanded jail, Zell said. Also, the county budget for the upcoming fiscal year has no funds for a costly jail expansion, she said.
"The question is why is this an issue, now? I want him to tell us what we need and convince us," Zell said.
Lt. William Terrell, a spokesman for Smith, said the letter was intended to make commissioners aware there is a potential problem in the jail.
"He wants to be on the record," Terrell said.
So far, Terrell said, there have been no issues between jailers and inmates, even though staffing levels have not increased since jail capacity was increased.
Relatives of the inmates who had been held in Irwin County are happy because of the time it saves them to visit their family members, Terrell said. It is about 115 miles from Woodbine to Ocilla, the Irwin County seat.
'He put us on notice'
Commission Chairman Preston Rhodes said he has "no clue" how the potential inmate problem will be resolved.
"He put us on notice he has a situation," Rhodes said. "I can't control how he operates his department."
Commissioner David Rainer said he believes Smith's letter was a way to make commissioners understand if jail problems persist they may have to decide on additional funding.
With no chance for new 1-cent sales tax funding until 2013, the only way to fund a new jail or expansion is through property taxes or bonds, he said.
"As time passes, you're going to need to do something," Rainer said. "This would not be the time to spend millions of new money."
Now is not the time
Commissioner Steve Berry agreed a larger jail or addition will be needed sometime in the future, but not now.
An expansion could cost as much as $15 million and Berry said Smith has never attempted to trim his department's budget. After the County Commission cut Smith's budget by $1.3 million, the sheriff gave pay raises and hired more staff, he said.
Berry said he is opposed to increasing the county's capacity to hold inmates because Smith and the staff at the jail "have demonstrated their incompetence by the illegal use of inmate labor."
Smith sent the letter so he could say "I told you so" if something goes wrong in the jail, Berry said.
Berry has also criticized Smith for using confiscated drug money to pay inmates for labor, for donations to private charities and to create a scholarship in his name at the Citadel, his alma mater. Instead, Smith could have used the money to offset taxes, he said.
"The sheriff has seized more than $20 million in confiscated drug money over the last 10 to 15 years," he said. "Certainly, some of this money could have been used to solve this [jail overcrowding] problem."
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This story can be found on Jacksonville.com at http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/083007/geo_195651753.shtml.

TRSP Review: After the County Commission cut Smith's budget by $1.3 million, the sheriff gave pay raises and hired more staff, he said.

That is where the raises went.

there have been no issues between jailers and inmates, even though staffing levels have not increased since jail capacity was increased.

But more admin vote getter's have been added.


Anonymous said...

one thing for sure, the working stiff's didn't get any raises, it all went for his cronnies, promotions, and dist. 4 comissioner

Roxy the school police watch dog said...

Are you saying Bill gave Steve some of the drug money?

Jay Moreno said...

No - Charlene Sears (I almost said "represents") steals the paycheck that should be going to a reprsentative of the 4th District.

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Please Call Judge Williams

Tell her to throw out the plea deal in the Perry case,

And grant him a new fair trial.


From the Blog:

Anonymous said...
I just spoke with a lady that had called Judge Williams number to ask for Dennis Perry's plea be thrown out and to grant him a new trial. Guess what? As soon as Dennis' name was mentioned, the secretary or whoever she was got very cold and told the lady she would have to send the judge a fax or write her a letter. AND THEN SHE WOULDN'T GIVE HER THE FAX NUMBER!! She was told she would have to write a letter..which the lady has done. Does that tell you there is something wrong with this case? You people in Camden County better wake up and smell the roses before you find yourself in the same position that Dennis is in. He isn't asking to be released. Just for a FAIR trial!!

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