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  • What members and residents of Knox County spoke at the County Commission meeting on Monday, July 23 at 1:45 pm to express concern over Knox County’s anticipated 287(g) program and the lack of transparency surrounding implementation of this program.
  • 287(g) is a drain on public resources and leads to racial profiling, family separation, and distrust between the community and police. We urge the County Commission and Sheriff Jones to listen to the community’s concerns and immediately withdraw Knox County’s application to 287(g).
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  • Caveats:
    • AKIN is aware that Knox County is only considering the jail model. However, the jail model is not free of costs or problems.
    • AKIN has not been attempting to meet with the Sheriff to have him answer our questions. Rather, we have been trying to meet with him for the opportunity to express our concerns, so that they can be taken into account as his negotiations move forward.

14 months after the first request, AKIN had a public forum with the sheriff.  Here is our report:

Report on Sheriff’s Forum on 287(g)
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