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Report notes jump in Claybank jail attacks

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From page A4 | May 09, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County grand jury reported a sharp upturn in inmate attacks on staff at the Claybank jail since 2011.

The report issued Thursday said inmate attacks had jumped by 284 percent. The number might be misleading.

“Yes, we have seen a sharp increase in the number of assaults,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jackson Harris said.

Claybank jail averaged one attack per month in 2011. That number had climbed last year to a monthly average of 3.8 attacks.

Jail officials blame the increase in violence entirely on the passage of Assembly Bill 109 in 2011. The law relegated offending parolees and offenders of nonviolent crimes from state prison to county’s jails.

Harris said that roughly 30 percent of the jail’s current population is current or former state prison inmates.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or jsullivan@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
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  • PatriotMay 09, 2014 - 5:44 am

    wow, putting non violent prisoners into country jails and the number of assaults goes up. Shocking. Then put them on the streets and the crime goes up. Thank you Jerry and the judges who supported this. I only hope more get put on your streets. Lock and load citizens!

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  • boomMay 09, 2014 - 8:38 am

    I honestly blame the guards. In prison the guards/staff is highly respectful of inmates. In this county jail the guards(who are fat and out of shape)are constantly disrespectful and border on harassing. That's why they're being assaulted. Plus half of these correction officers are 50 years old and shouldn't be guards.

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  • Rich GiddensMay 09, 2014 - 7:43 am

    If the criminals kill the cops and politicians should we care or should we cheer?

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  • JBMay 09, 2014 - 8:45 am

    Hey boom what do you base your brilliant conclusion on? You now have career criminals in county jails when they should be state institutions. This is all thanks to liberal progressive thinking.

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  • boomMay 09, 2014 - 9:53 am

    I base my comments on personal experience, in both this jail and in prison. So unless you either work at that facility or have been a guest, your opinion has been made on assumptions , what you've read in the paper and not on real life experience. Another point that might be made is that in prison, the guards ALL carry a BIG can of pepper spray on their hip and its Known they will use it with no hesitation. Might want to invest in those to bring down the assaults. The reason I bring up being fat and old is because that slows staff response time to both inmate on inmate and inmate on staff assaults, thereby increasing the amount of injury inflicted upon the victim. Do you think a fifty three year old guy going up against an ex-con who is working out three hours a day is a fair fight? So please JB, have some real insight before you open your yap.

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  • SolanoCitizenMay 09, 2014 - 11:46 am

    I think it's great that you are sharing your own personal experience/insight. It may not be politically correct to talk about CO's being out of shape and "old," (old as it pertains to this type of work), but in certain occupations (like being a Correctional Officer) it is relevant. And, you went on to offer the pepper spray recommendation. It's good to read a diverse set of views that come from real life experiences.

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  • Just a thoughtMay 09, 2014 - 6:20 pm

    Yet another attempt at placing blame on AB 109. This story has no weight and I will give a good reason why. First and foremost the county jails, both Union Ave. and Claybank have always had a large percentage of current or former state prison inmates. Secondly, speaking more about Union Ave.(not mentioned here), most of these inmates have long been felons on their way to state prison awaiting sentencing. So there is clearly nothing new here. We are seeing a trend statewide of counties blaming the state on problems that have been going on for years. Wake up people and realize that we aren't in Kansas anymore.

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