PRINEVILLE, OR -- Crook County voters will decide in November whether to approve funding to build a new jail. Sheriff John Gautney says the county is in a criminal justice crisis due to the lack of jail beds. More than 90 people are on a waiting list to serve their sentenced jail time.
Read more on the plan HERE.
Sheriff Gautney is hosting a series of community meetings to discuss the plan, the need and the election. The first meeting is Monday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Juniper Canyon Baptist Church.
Six others are scheduled throughout the county:
Oct 5 - Powell Butte Community Hall at 7 p.m.
Oct 6 - Paulina School at 6 p.m.
Oct 11 - Crook County Library at 6:30 p.m.
Oct 19 - Meadow Lakes ("What's Brewing") at 7 a.m.
Oct 20 - Crook County High School at 6:30 p.m.