Mason Co. Sheriff Gives Thoughts on Recommendations from Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail & Pretrial Incarceration

The Mason County Jail let the Michigan Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration into the building to check on their inmates who have yet to be sentenced.

The sheriff says he agrees with the recommendation to focus on mental health.

In Mason County, they have a mental health crisis response team for inmates.

The sheriff also says he hopes legislators clearly spell out which crimes would qualify for low bond, if any.

He says the number one thing the task force needs to focus on is the safety of our communities.

“People are incarcerated un-sentenced for the protection of victims, protections of public and protection for themselves as well. The person incarcerated because some of the crimes these people are alleged to have committed strike deep in families and in victims and retribution is not uncommon,” said Sheriff Kim Cole.

If you’d like to see the full report with a break-down of all 18 recommendations, click here.