Grand Traverse County Sheriff Thomas Bensley says that a recent Record Eagle article about suicides in the Grand Traverse County Jail is “misleading.” He also says the writing showed a “lack of balanced reporting.” Sheriff Bensley is apparently moonlighting as a junior college journalism instructor.
Bensley couldn’t help himself, and he posted a press release on Facebook criticizing the Record Eagle article:
I’ll summarize it for you:
- There’s nothing wrong with our jail. Our jail is awesomesauce. Practically perfect in every way. Our jail is Mary Poppins like that.
- But we need more money for our new jail. Money will fix the problems we don’t have.
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