Jail Planning Contribution

1. Hunter objects to original jail plan as being grossly excessive: START JAIL-PLANNING PROCESS OVER & DO IT RIGHT (Feb. 10,2014).

2. Hunter objects to scaled down version of original jail plan: STILL TOO COSTLY (Aug. 21,2014).

3. Hunter introduces the Sullivan County model as possible solution to jail issue (Sept. 1, 2014).

These three contributions to the jail planning dialogue were all made before Hunter was appointed to the Board of Commissioners.

4. Story of ground breaking on new Community corrections Center. (May 31, 2016).

The new Community Corrections Center represents both a huge financial savings, from a cost of $42.6 million down to $8 million and a big step forward in the treatment of substance abuse and the curbing of recidivism.