Valley Street Jail chief urges county lawmakers to approve $350K inmate drug program

“Year after year we sit here and we have not taken one step. I think we bear a responsibility to the voters to try and do something. We have time to explore. The superintendent is here at every single meeting and he can report back to us on the progress of the program,” State Rep Mary Heath said. “Right now, a person who is arrested and put into the county system gets absolutely no special treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. When are we going to take action?” READ MORE