GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County jail is only able to house the most violent or high-risk offenders. It means for one woman with what animal control called one of the worst hoarding cases in the history of the county, will not spend her sentence in jail.
Kandi Crow was allowed home detention to serve her 40 days. A board of supervisors at the Josephine County Community Corrections Department granted her this option because of her health problems. This option is allowed for those who commit misdemeanors and some felonies.
The board looks over the person’s criminal history and the severity of the crime. The cost to house one person a day at the jail is a hundred dollars by the county but for home detention, the offender pays the county 15 dollars a day. The few bucks goes to off-set the costs of the ankle bracelet and the officer who keeps track of those on the home detention list.
Even if the department wanted to house Crow at the jail, there are more violent offenders ahead of her using the limited beds. If there is space, the county anticipate using the beds for offenders who commit person-to-person crimes.
The department says if Crow breaks any of those rules set by the corrections department, she will not have the option of home detention and could serve her time in jail.