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Grits Covers Jail Commissary Contract Scandal

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Our pal Scott at Grits for Breakfast recently discussed the Potter County jail commissary contract scandal ("Commissary vendor pleads guilty to organized crime charges," September 12).

This latest development emphasizes that as elected officials, Sheriffs, are quite susceptible to corruption and bribery. This is particularly troubling since Sheriffs are the public officials that manage jails and contribute a great deal to local criminal justice policies.

Sheriffs directly impact who comes into their jails and how long they stay. As a result, the fact several sheriffs including those in Bexar and Potter county are known to have taken bribes from private contractors is disgusting.

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