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Official: No room for more incarceration

Official: No room for more incarceration

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A majority of Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors supports a ballot initiative to limit early prison releases but capacity issues could interfere with the initiative’s goals. The backlash against propositions 47 and 57 and AB 109, which reclassify some non-violent felonies as misdemeanors, runs strong in the county.

Arcata man convicted for striking jail guard in face

Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office EUREKA – Yesterday, July 17 a Humboldt County jury found 26-year-old Alexi Greenspan of Arcata guilty of felony resisting an executive officer causing great bodily injury. This offense is a strike under California law. The jury also convicted Greenspan of felony battery with serious bodily injury, and felony battery with

Pilot program supports inmate learning with electronic tablets

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union EUREKA – With rehabilitation services becoming more of a priority, Humboldt County is seeking to expand its jail education program through use of technology. An agreement with the Jail Education Solutions Inc. company for a 90-day pilot program using computer tablets was approved at the April 11 Board of Supervisors

Jail called no place for the mentally ill

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – County law enforcement and mental health officials say multi-pronged action is needed to keep the mentally ill out of jail in favor of medical treatment and stable living conditions. By default, they underscore, society has allowed jails to become unsuitable mental health service providers. What sufferers desperately need

Big fight Friday inside county jail

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office EUREKA – On Friday, Jan. 22 at approximately 3 p.m. a large scale fight broke out in one of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility housing units. A correctional deputy was checking another area of the unit when the fight began. A total of nine inmates were observed physically fighting amongst each

Attempted suicide at jail

HCSO On 07-12-2015 at about 2:20 p.m. an inmate housed in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility jumped off the top tier of a housing unit in what appears to be an attempt to commit suicide. The inmate has been identified as Cyrus David Cook Jr. age 35 from Eureka. When Cook fell on the floor

Inmate hangs himself in jail, but survives

HCSO EUREKA – On Friday, April 10  at about 6 p.m. a Humboldt County correctional officer was making security checks in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. The correctional officer discovered a 43-year-old  male inmate, who was sitting on the ground with a bed sheet wrapped around his neck. The other end of the bed sheet

New Jail Inmate Release Policy

From HCSO: After attending community forums and speaking with the Humboldt County Chiefs of Police, County Counsel and Humboldt County Mental Health, Humboldt County Sheriff Michael Downey has implemented a Pre-Release Verification Form, along with other changes regarding nighttime releases. The new Humboldt County Correctional Facility policy became effective on March 17, 2014. Since enacting

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