KBOO’s Karen James interviews Clackamas County Jail Commander Captain Lee Eby. Captain Eby spoke recently at a NAMI Clackamas event about the new Transition Center across from the Clackamas jail that is providing services and programs for people as they release from custody. The County used some of the justice reinvestment funds (HB 3194 passed in 2013) to open the center—the first of its kind in Oregon. He is also committed to helping people with mental health challenges stay out of the county jail and strives to provide adequate mental health care if incarcerated. With the jail’s recidivism rate at 78%, Captain Eby says it’s time to try another approach. The interview is 13 minutes.
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