|Marion County Jail II|
On the other hand, Jail I run by the Marion County Sheriff's Office describes its attorney visitation hours as on its website as this:
Attorney visiting hours are generally 7:00 A.M. to 11:15 A.M., 1:30 P.M. to 5:15 P.M., and 7:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M., seven days a week.Thank you Sheriff John Layton by doing your job and making the effort to ensure attorneys' schedules are accomodated. But I would add that you also oversee the CCA contract with Jail II. I believe Jail II should have the same hours for attorney visitation at Jail I and, if that means CCA makes a little less profit because it has to pay an extra worker or two, so be it. CCA knew its responsibilities when it signed that contract to run Jail II. It should not be able to change the rules post-signature to increase its profits.
Finally, before I have people going off on a tangent about how these people have no rights because they've committed a crime, it is important to note that most of the people in jail (unlike prison) are only accused of a crime and haven't yet been found guilty. In Jail II, in particular, you have less serious offenders than in Jail I. These people aren't in prison where shorter attorney visitation hours would be justified.