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Updated: 11/06/2013 10:18:06AM

Closing jail in Venice was right decision

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It appears increasingly likely the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office will close the South County Jail in Venice by the turn of the year. This seems financially justifiable from a broader perspective but will add costs for local police departments.

When Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight initially floated the idea in September, there was no major outcry. So it goes.

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