Our view: No name needed for jail


When we heard that there was talk of changing the Sweetwater County Detention Center’s name we thought, why?

The name obviously fits the use of the facility so why change it.

Then, we heard a recommendation was made that it be called the Gary Bailiff Detention Center.

Once again, the question was why?

Yes. Gary Bailiff was a Sweetwater County Sheriff; and did some great things during that time, but to have a facility named after him we think is setting a precedent we don’t want to set. We know Bailiff was the driving force behind getting the county to build a new jail, which allows depu...

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