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Defunding Whatcom County’s jail is not a realistic approach to criminal justice reform

'Building a new jail facility is not optional'

The side of Whatcom county jail as a car drives by.
Whatcom County Council members approved a ballot measure for a new jail in a preliminary vote on Monday, June 26. If voters approve the measure in November, the county will replace the downtown jail, pictured here, with a larger facility in Ferndale. (Ron Judd/Cascadia Daily News)
By RB Tewksbury Guest Writer
Whatcom Democrats’ resolution identifying flaws in the proposed jail ballot measure, and offering
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