Durham HRC Will Present Jail Report to Sheriff Tonight

Durham HRC Will Present Jail Report to Sheriff Tonight

The Durham Human Relations Commission is presenting the final version of its review of the Durham County Detention Facility to Sheriff Mike Andrews and members of his staff tonight.

The commission drafted the report in January and updated it in March. Although Andrews (and other local officials) have seen the report, Commission chairwoman Diane Standaert said tonight will mark the first direct discussion of the final draft between the HRC and the Sheriff’s Office.

Andrews invited HRC members to discuss the report, which makes ten recommendations about practices at the jail and for people awaiting trial in Durham County, with him and his command staff.

“As an elected official, I’ve always believed it’s my responsibility to listen to the community.…

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