A sheriff in Oklahoma, five of her deputies and several other staff members resigned this week in protest of a judge’s order to reopen a county jail that they had deemed unsafe.
The sheriff, Terry Sue Barnett of Nowata County, said the jail had deteriorated past a point where it could safely house inmates and members of law enforcement. She pointed in particular to a carbon monoxide leak that sent four employees to an emergency room late last month and prompted the jail to temporarily transfer its inmates to another facility.
“The condition of the jail is such that it does not comply with constitutional standards,” Sheriff Barnett said at a news conference on Monday announcing that she, the five deputies, the county undersheriff, the head dispatcher and the canine ranger were stepping down. (She also said the canine ranger’s “paw friend” had resigned, adding, when people did not laugh, “That is supposed to be funny.”)
The carbon monoxide leak’s cause has still not been determined, Sheriff Barnett said, adding that there were other day-to-day safety problems plaguing the jail in Nowata County, which is about 40 miles north of Tulsa, in northeastern Oklahoma.
“The wiring for electricity is exposed in shower areas and throughout the jail and inmates have been actually shocked while taking a shower,” the sheriff said. “There is mold throughout the jail and offices, exposing both prisoners and employees to hazardous conditions.”
She added: “The plumbing facilities are improper, the sewer lines were not installed properly and methane gas on occasion permeates the jail.”
Sheriff Barnett also mentioned an episode in which a snake fell on the head of a prisoner when he opened a door.
“When I was elected I said I would do the right thing,” she said at one point. “I was hopeful to see change in Nowata County, but now I see without support it is only continuing to create a dangerous situation.”
The Nowata County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment on Wednesday but did say that only five people were working in the office, including the newly appointed interim sheriff, Mirta Hallett. Sheriff Hallett also declined to comment.
Inmates were removed from the jail on Feb. 28. Sheriff Barnett said on Monday that when she was ordered to reopen the facility by the judge, Carl Gibson, an associate judge for a district court in Oklahoma, she refused, noting that they were both elected officials.
“Instead of looking for solutions, many would prefer to hope and pray that nothing will happen,” Sheriff Barnett said. “I, too, hope and pray that nothing happens — that our prisoners remain safe wherever they are,” she added.
Fourteen prisoners are currently being held in nearby Washington County, Sheriff Barnett said. A contract has been signed for an ankle monitoring system that could reduce the number of prisoners in the county, she said.
Last month, the sheriff’s office had more than 10 volunteers helping with administrative tasks because there was not enough funding to hire new staff, the local news station KOTV reported. Sheriff Barnett said in her resignation letter that the office was “inadequately budgeted” and had a “bare minimum” staff.
Nowata County has a population of over 10,000 people, according to a 2017 census report, and a budget of a bit over million.
Sheriff Barnett met with the judge several times before she stepped down, according to her resignation letter.
“I informed him that under no circumstances will I shove anything under the carpet concerning Nowata County,” she said.
怕乐相马经荐208全年【高】【家】【楷】【与】【之】【对】【峙】：“【你】【越】【是】【这】【样】，【我】【就】【越】【凶】。” 【和】【高】【家】【楷】【一】【起】【这】【么】【多】【年】，【从】【来】【没】【有】【见】【过】【这】【个】【小】【子】【如】【此】【凶】【恶】【过】，【林】【从】【之】【当】【即】【怒】【目】【切】【齿】：“【翅】【膀】【硬】【了】，【不】【想】【混】【了】【是】【不】【是】？” 【那】【无】【情】【的】【目】【光】，【似】【乎】【在】【告】【诉】【他】，【再】【强】【硬】【下】【去】，【两】【人】【兄】【弟】【真】【没】【得】【做】【了】。 【高】【家】【楷】【还】【是】【怀】【有】【极】【大】【的】【感】【激】【之】【恩】【的】，【除】【此】【之】【外】，【林】【大】【哥】【也】【是】【他】【的】
【当】【日】【晚】【上】，【艾】【尔】【斯】【举】【办】【了】【一】【场】【盛】【大】【的】【接】【待】【外】【国】【使】【臣】【的】【晚】【宴】。 【格】【兰】【没】【有】【去】【参】【加】，【也】【因】【此】【没】【有】【再】【与】【赛】【茉】【公】【主】【见】【面】。 【而】【第】【二】【天】【一】【早】，【赛】【茉】【公】【主】【便】【就】【离】【开】，【于】【是】，【两】【人】【也】【就】【没】【来】【得】【及】【告】【别】。 【赛】【茉】【公】【主】【离】【开】【之】【后】【的】【那】【天】【晚】【上】，【格】【兰】【的】【脑】【海】【里】【总】【浮】【现】【出】【她】【绝】【美】【的】【面】【容】，【无】【论】【如】【何】【也】【挥】【散】【不】【去】。 【这】【也】【让】【他】【对】【自】【己】【产】【生】【了】
“【甘】【心】【吗】？【就】【这】【样】【不】【明】【不】【白】【的】【死】【了】，【妘】【兮】，【想】【知】【道】【为】【什】【么】【吗】？【回】【来】【吧】~【回】【来】【吧】！” 【妘】【兮】【觉】【得】【全】【身】【都】【很】【痛】，【像】【是】【车】【祸】【之】【后】【留】【下】【的】【感】【觉】，【可】【是】【眼】【皮】【却】【很】【沉】【重】，【无】【论】【她】【怎】【么】【用】【力】【都】【无】【法】【睁】【开】【眼】【睛】，【耳】【边】【是】【一】【道】【诡】【异】【的】【声】【音】，【不】【停】【的】【在】【叫】【她】，【要】【不】【是】【不】【能】【开】【口】，【她】【很】【想】【说】：【叫】【什】【么】【叫】，【吵】【死】【了】，【叫】【魂】【吗】？ 【等】【到】【她】【能】【睁】【开】【眼】
【随】【着】【新】【鲜】【的】【红】【薯】【大】【量】【上】【市】，【我】【们】【吃】【货】【们】【又】【开】【始】【蠢】【蠢】【欲】【动】【了】。【红】【薯】【营】【养】【丰】【富】，【香】【甜】【可】【口】，【吃】【法】【多】【样】。【不】【管】【是】【烤】【着】【吃】，【还】【是】【蒸】【着】【吃】，【或】【是】【熬】【粥】【吃】，【都】【特】【别】【的】【营】【养】。【我】【们】【家】【也】【特】【别】【爱】【吃】【烤】【红】【薯】，【每】【次】【见】【到】【街】【边】【推】【着】【大】【铁】【桶】【卖】【烤】【红】【薯】，【是】【一】【定】【要】【买】【的】。【在】【寒】【冷】【的】【冬】【天】，【一】【块】【温】【暖】【不】【烫】【手】【的】【烤】【红】【薯】【简】【直】【是】【福】【音】【呀】。怕乐相马经荐208全年“【南】【宫】【易】，【你】【放】【开】【我】……”【元】【小】【糖】【推】【着】【南】【宫】【易】。 【他】【却】【突】【然】【抱】【住】【她】，【覆】【盖】【了】【她】【的】【唇】。 “【哇】！”【这】【一】【吻】，【让】【周】【围】【的】【人】【都】【意】【外】【的】【叫】【了】【起】【来】。 “【让】【开】！”【一】【声】【怒】【吼】【之】【后】。 【顾】【侑】【晨】【就】【抓】【住】【了】【南】【宫】【易】【的】【肩】【膀】，【把】【他】【用】【力】【的】【推】【开】。 【元】【小】【糖】【获】【得】【自】【由】，【急】【忙】【用】【手】【背】【擦】【嘴】【巴】。 【她】【竟】【然】【被】【南】【宫】【易】【吻】【了】！ 【南】【宫】【易】【一】
“【你】【到】【底】【想】【怎】【样】？”【温】【凉】【冷】【眼】【看】【向】【温】【芙】，“【手】【机】【给】【我】！” 【别】【以】【为】【她】【没】【看】【到】【温】【芙】【把】【通】【话】【挂】【断】【后】【才】【说】【的】【那】【几】【句】【话】。 【被】【人】【发】【现】【自】【己】【的】【小】【动】【作】，【温】【芙】【也】【只】【是】【稍】【许】【难】【堪】，【既】【而】【笑】【了】【出】【来】，“【既】【然】【被】【你】【发】【现】【了】，【那】【我】【也】【没】【什】【么】【好】【说】【的】，【想】【要】【啊】？” 【温】【芙】【摇】【了】【摇】【手】【中】【的】【手】【机】，【向】【远】【方】【抛】【了】【出】【去】，“【想】【要】【自】【己】【捡】【去】！” “
【虽】【然】【因】【为】【开】【会】【的】【时】【候】【发】【生】【了】‘【咖】【啡】’【事】【件】，【所】【以】【陶】【莹】【发】【自】【肺】【腑】【地】【不】【想】【参】【加】【这】【种】【主】【创】【之】【间】【的】【大】【型】【聚】【会】。 【可】【当】【陆】【佳】【宜】【把】【具】【体】【的】【时】【间】【地】【点】【都】【发】【到】【陶】【莹】【手】【机】【上】【的】【时】【候】，【陶】【莹】【还】【是】【默】【默】【地】【按】【下】【了】【一】【个】‘【好】【的】’。 . 【三】【天】【后】，【陶】【莹】【准】【时】【地】【来】【到】【了】【陆】【佳】【宜】【发】【给】【她】【的】【那】【家】【酒】【店】。 【她】【坐】【在】【车】【里】，【做】【了】【三】【个】【深】【呼】【吸】。 【第】【一】