I didn't want to be attached to any ones comments, tho most I'd like to! the comments I have to respond to are to many regarding the sheriff and the operations of the jail. Now mr cooper, a few facts of the inmates comments regarding their chosen incarseration. The moneys that families "put on the books" pays for their food from the kitchen within the jail (don't have to purchase meals from other sources. Inmates say that they'd rather be in the "pen" than in Saline Co.". Many of the often "regulars" know others in there, and of course they're goning to talk smack and raise cain..they're already in jail. I can affirm this to be true as my son has been a "regular". These men and women in jail are therfor a reason! Too bad if the jailor doesn't want to be your friend. so sorry the mattress isn't a theraputic, but you have a place to lay down, shelter. a nother thing mr.c is tht I was raised in avilla and now live 2East End, and it is very common to see the red trash bags along every road at one time and another. And these are the folks who are working off fines, charges of failure to appear, non violent inmates to pick-up trash , they get out of their cells for awhile and the county gets a "free Adopt a Road". another win - win. And the fool who walked of was in for a failure to appear and only had a few days left; now he just copped a felony charge. His Choice!! And the sheriff isn't and hasn't been able to run around and make promises he has already proven work. But most importantly, he is not a politician. He is a Police Officer first, and his door is always open. mr. cooper, my son was in jail for making terrible choices, and he deserved to be there. Jail is not meant to be fun, but memorable. Hopefully as a deterent. I pledge my vote to a man who has faced every aspect of police work. Who has patroled every road in this county. Who has had to walk down the road to gather body parts. Investigate the young man who just blew his head off. Anything you can't imagine..a police officer will and or has dealt with it. many have already made up their minds, perhaps you already voted; either way, The reality is Sheriff Pennington has given the Department the equipment he knows they need, he's been there. Vote for our County to stay safe.