Grants Pass Will End Jail Bed Rentals

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Since last summer, up to 30 jail beds for those arrested just in the city limits of Grants Pass have been reserved at the Josephine County Jail. Now, as officials prepare for next year’s budget, they said that funding won’t return. Last August, the days of cite and release ended in … Continue reading »

Jail Beds are Costing Community

  GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Kristine Quicker brings her grandchildren to parks in Grants Pass. “But parks, parks are the fundamental things of the family’s,” Quicker commented. “This is a place where you can come and it doesn’t cost any money to come and have a picnic.” For her, keeping her grandchildren safe is important. … Continue reading »

Councilors to Decide Plan for Jail Beds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The city council is considering a contract to rent jail beds, which would cost around 500 thousand dollars. Monday afternoon, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety laid out a plan to the city council. The department is looking to rent 30 jail beds from the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. If councilors move … Continue reading »

Public Safety Closer To Extra Money

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Public safety leaders from all different service agencies gathered together to decide how to spend nearly half a million dollars. “We are all basically in bad shape. We are in a crisis mode here in our county,” said District Attorney, Stephen Campbell. With $450,000 in extended timber payments, county commissioners passed … Continue reading »