Three Part interview w/Minnehaha County Sheriff Milstead




#1 The D@ily Spin on 10.23.15 at 11:58 am

The Sheriff opened up to the public via this lengthy interview. There’s no problem with transparency here. No doubt other media will visit here as a resource for their commentary.

Jail operations seem more oriented toward inmate rehabilitation. I’m aware of a recent major renovation at the American Legion where inmates performed most of the labor and Lowe’s furnished materials. It was amazing how it all came together. Inmates get a small payment but mostly enjoy a good lunch, open area, and a friendly atmosphere.

40 million is not to much for a new jail. Considering that smaller counties, the prison, and the feds pay for space it’s not hard to justify. I’m wondering where there’s room for a new facility near the courthouse. County accounting will keep the cost down. Unlike the city events center, it would be competitive bid without contracts awarded before there’s a vote. The city of Sioux Falls should send their finance director over to the county for a public projects tutorial.

#2 The D@ily Spin on 10.23.15 at 12:09 pm

Thanks L3wis & Bruce. There’s not a media award for blogs. There should be. Especially, when commercial reporters are quelled from this type of reporting and portraying truth.

#3 Jeff Barth on 10.25.15 at 9:30 pm

The Sheriff has a serious problem and is doing what he can to inform the people. Kudos to the Sheriff and I hope folks are paying attention to the issues he discussed.

#4 Dukembe on 10.26.15 at 9:14 pm