We received this request from Jean Tate:
Subject: Can you add this to the blog as clarification of our statement. Thanks.
Thank you for your kind words. Do need to correct a couple of things in your comments section. It is true that I was asked to be the co-chair of a citizens group by the sheriff and DA. Dave Frohnmayer was asked to be the other co-chair. However, the rest of the citizens group were chosen by Dave and me. The sheriff and DA made suggestions but with one exception, we chose no one else from their list. We want to be independent of any public official.
Secondly, we are interested in much more than jail capacity. We intend to look at prevention, rehabilitation and other issues around public safety.