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Benton County’s sheriff upholds our honor

Posted: February 18, 2013 at 3:38 a.m.

CUB REPORTERS on the police beat quickly learn the way to talk in the jailhouse. If you’re there to report on a promising educational program, or doing a feature on the prison’s new menu, or just being escorted around a courthouse by a trusty, you soon find out that you don’t ask an inmate what he did to find himself a guest of the state.

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Editorial, Pages 14 on 02/18/2013


>>No, no. For said reporter would quickly hear something like: “You mean, what did they charge me with?”<

Lest our ignorant, pandering editorial "board" forget many are held in Benton Co jail have been convicted of nothing. I personally know one woman who, after having bought a new car on Friday, spent the weekend in their jail for having no license on said car because she was thought to resemble someone BSO wanted.
Upon her release (mistaken identity) she rec'd a bill for her meals at BCO jail, plus a fee for dispensing her meds every day.
People who love freedom and liberty stay out of Benton County.

Posted by: cdawg

February 18, 2013 at 3:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cdawg, no one is charged a fee to stay in jail. A fee for dispensing meds? Also not true. If she received meds while in jail she would have been charged a fee for the medication itself. Also, she would have only been charged with a fee if she had the means to pay. An indigent inmate would get medication at no charge. Your information is inaccurate.

Posted by: BCSO

February 21, 2013 at 6:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )


How do we know this post came from the BCSO, anyone can log in as anything they want.

Put a name to your post if you want to be legit.

Posted by: Hillary

February 21, 2013 at 8:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

BCSO still reeks from the stench Ferguson left behind.

Posted by: JailBird

February 21, 2013 at 10:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Besides being fired, those three jailers should be charged with assault.

Posted by: Coralie

February 21, 2013 at 11:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )