November 26, 2021

County jail roof fixed; work moves inside

March 12, 2019

The Cortland County Jail roof is water tight, officials said Monday, almost a month and half since a 12-foot seam opened in it, letting water inside and forcing the evacuation of inmates. Some outside trim […]

Jail roof replacement to begin next week

February 7, 2019

Cortland County Sheriff Mark Helms hopes he’ll receive a state report today detailing repairs needed to reoopen the jail that was closed due to flooding. “They (the state Commission of Corrections) actually keep putting the […]

‘She got justice’

February 5, 2019

Dorain G. Bohn was convicted Monday of murdering a 2-year-old girl last year because, prosecutors claim, he was upset that he had to baby-sit her rather than drink and play video games. Bohn, 29, originally […]

‘Day-to-day job’

December 29, 2018

There was a loud metallic clank and the door to cell block A opens. Inmates, dressed head to toe in orange, except for their white socks, exited their cells and turned their attention to the […]

Reforms may not ease jail crowding

December 28, 2018

In Cortland County’s debate on how to solve overcrowding in the county jail, some have advocated for less bail and more pre-trial services. But not all county officials are convinced that will solve the problem. […]

Mental health rising issue in jails

December 24, 2018

Of all the people who have come through the Cortland County Jail, the first to come to Undersheriff Budd Rigg’s mind was a man from out of town who broke a window at Tops supermarket. […]

It’s the nature of his job

December 8, 2018

Ricardo Grisolini grew up in the outdoors, raising pheasants and bow hunting for deer. He puts that love of the outdoors into his job, every day. Unlike a regular 9 to 5 job, his days […]

Ready for the worst

February 26, 2018

CORTLAND — Police cars, accompanied by fire trucks and ambulances, have been going to the Cortland County Office Building the past few weekends. There was no emergency. They were training to be better prepared to […]

1 2