Report Says County Jails Are Mismanaged

from – November 2006

A new report from the district attorney’s office claims that Multnomah County jails are being grossly mismanaged.

jailAmong other complaints, the report cites the lack of disaster plans at all jails and the James Chasse case, in which the suspect died in police custody. It also questions how two inmates were able to have sexual contact while in isolation.

The report recommended independent oversight for the jail system, leasing the Wapato Jail to the state and making some changes in how county leadership manages the jail system.

The sheriff did not immediately comment.

Click HERE to read the full report.