Oh No You Didn’t: Sheriff Bensley Calls Record Eagle Names

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:

  1. There’s nothing wrong with our jail. Our jail is awesomesauce. Practically perfect in every way. Our jail is Mary Poppins like that.
  2. But we need more money for our new jail. Money will fix the problems we don’t have.


Read more here:

The Suicide Crisis

Traverse City Arrest Stats

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