The Sheriff and His Jail 

A recent round of layoffs prompted by a low jail population has many people wondering why a new, larger jail is necessary.

Two weeks ago, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich announced a round of layoffs at both the downtown jail and Geiger Corrections Center in Airway Heights. The hit was big: 57 jail employees would lose their jobs. A week later, after more budget-crunching, the…

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