County looks into jail revenue

County looks into jail revenue

There are 11 comments on the The Daily Tribune story from May 13, 2009, titled County looks into jail revenue. In it, The Daily Tribune reports that:

Matagorda County Commissioners met with Sheriff Gary Mathis and jail staff to discuss the need to house out-of-county prisoners in the new jail during a Monday morning workshop.

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Anna B

United States

#1 May 19, 2009
If Mathis and his so called staff would ever stop harrassing employees, maybe he would have time to take care of county business, how much revenue has the county lost because of his stupidity?
Davis

United States

#2 May 31, 2009
I agree, can somebody answer that question?
Anna B

Dallas, TX

#3 Aug 5, 2009
And just think, 3 more years ..... of dumbass
Bay City

Manvel, TX

#4 Aug 9, 2009
Mitchell was in office when the new expansion was opened … Didn't see him getting any out of county inmates to bring in revenue.
News flash

Belden, MS

#5 Aug 10, 2009
I guess you've been out of town. Mitchell isn't in office anymore. I think the people want to know what's being done now.
Bay CIty Citizen

Manvel, TX

#6 Aug 11, 2009
SHERIFF MATHIS RESPONSE QUOTED FROM BAY CITY TRIBUNE COMMENTARY.

Tribune article indicates the County Judge has been working on a poll of the surrounding counties to determine who would be interested in housing inmates in our jail. There was almost a year before I took office and certainly during the construction phase of the jail addition to make these contacts in anticipation that sometime in the future we would house inmates from other counties. The Texas Commission on Jail Standards is the agency that regulates and license all the county jails in the State Of Texas. According to information on their web sight, Texas has over 88,000 beds in it’s jail system. The daily jail population average since Jan 1st 2009 is just over 78,000, leaving over 10,000 beds available through out the State of Texas. These numbers included Federal Inmates that are housed in County Jails. Currently there are nearly 7,000 beds under construction or recently available. There is an additional 4,000 beds in the planning stage. Had this research been done prior to construction of the new jail addition, there may have been a more realistic expectation of revenue from the jail.
Joke

River Grove, IL

#7 Aug 21, 2009
Mathis's article was a joke. First off, he didn't write it because anyone that knows or works for him can attest to the fact that he can't speak worth crap. Always blaming someone else for his screwups. And as far as the article above, speaking of the jail commission, lets get em down here and look into the fire that was never reported and the inmate that escaped. Thats newsworthy wouldn't you say? In fact, I beleive a reporter point blank asked mathis and his staff about these incidents and was lied to. Corruption at its finest, right here in Matagorda county.
Kate

River Grove, IL

#8 Aug 21, 2009
Joke wrote:
Mathis's article was a joke. First off, he didn't write it because anyone that knows or works for him can attest to the fact that he can't speak worth crap. Always blaming someone else for his screwups. And as far as the article above, speaking of the jail commission, lets get em down here and look into the fire that was never reported and the inmate that escaped. Thats newsworthy wouldn't you say? In fact, I beleive a reporter point blank asked mathis and his staff about these incidents and was lied to. Corruption at its finest, right here in Matagorda county.
His girlfriend wrote it!
Bay City Resident

United States

#9 Nov 17, 2009
Bay CIty Citizen wrote:
SHERIFF MATHIS RESPONSE QUOTED FROM BAY CITY TRIBUNE COMMENTARY.
Tribune article indicates the County Judge has been working on a poll of the surrounding counties to determine who would be interested in housing inmates in our jail. There was almost a year before I took office and certainly during the construction phase of the jail addition to make these contacts in anticipation that sometime in the future we would house inmates from other counties. The Texas Commission on Jail Standards is the agency that regulates and license all the county jails in the State Of Texas. According to information on their web sight, Texas has over 88,000 beds in it’s jail system. The daily jail population average since Jan 1st 2009 is just over 78,000, leaving over 10,000 beds available through out the State of Texas. These numbers included Federal Inmates that are housed in County Jails. Currently there are nearly 7,000 beds under construction or recently available. There is an additional 4,000 beds in the planning stage. Had this research been done prior to construction of the new jail addition, there may have been a more realistic expectation of revenue from the jail.
If sheriff mathis would quit harassing his employees,And what about that BIG White Car he drives,That took a whop out of his budget,Maybe they wouldn't need to house more inmates if they wouldn't have went wild in their spending
Kate

Houston, TX

#10 Dec 7, 2009
Hail to the voters of Matagorda County, bunch of nutcases, didn't do their homework, elected a 3 time loser. Hey whats that FBI number Mathis?
EXCEDRIN

Waller, TX

#11 Dec 8, 2009
To Kate, I love it!!!

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