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A recent report from the Deschutes County Grand Jury after they inspected the jail and other correctional buildings and programs indicated their findings were generally positive.

 

District Attorney Patrick Flaherty says Deschutes County has one of the only certified patrol and corrections  in the state; and that's very impressive.

 

He says the findings indicate that increased court services, such as Mental Health Court and Family Drug Court will help control the overcrowded jail situation.  "The Grand Hury was impressed with that and with all of our specialty courts and is of the view that those specialty courts are problem courts are problem solving courts as they're being known as, should be expanded, not just because they can help relieve overcrowding in the jail, but because they are cost-effective means of addressing a significant percentage of our current inmate population."

 

Flaherty says he agrees with the Grand Jury findings and will begin working towards expanding these "specialty courts" and even wants to create a "Veteran's Court"  that could help with that segment of the population.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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