It’s official. Valentino got himself a jail

June 13, 2013

gene valentino
Read Letter 6.13.13

In his letter, Sheriff David Morgan wrote that county officials have failed to acknowledge the gravity of the current jail situation. He has learned that Touart has been pursuing private contractors to run the facility, while maintaining the “guise of good faith negotiation” to deal with the DOJ report.

“In view of the fact that the BOCC is not sincerely negotiating for the funding required by the Sheriff to properly administer the jail, continued negotiation between the Sheriff and the County is futile,” wrote Sheriff Morgan.

The county will take transfer of the jail on September 1, 2013.

“We will do our utmost to ensure a smooth transition.”

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  • publius June 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    and you thought it was all whitehead. it was valentino all the time!

  • ric June 14, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Valentino doesnt even have a real clue what goes on at the corrections facility that he is directly responsible for. Plenty of unethical and illegal things go on out there. Dont try and cast a stone if you cant take care of your own house. If there was a news outlet with any real guts it would check it out!

  • ric June 14, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Taxpayers are in for a load of trouble if the same standards, lack of ethics and morals applied to the Road Prison are applied to the Main jail. Officer Conduct there would make laptops look like childs play!! Lots of officers out there that should be in orange! All under Valentinos guidence! Gene how many times have you been at the Road Prison picking taxpayer vegetables. Getting your car washed free using inmate labor???

  • Jim June 13, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    How the hell is George Touart still down there? Didn’t we get rid of him once already? He’s in an “interim” position until the end of time. Get out of here already and take that scumbag Valentino with you. Those guys are trash.

  • Hey yo June 13, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Tweedledee and Tweedledum strike again

  • Bob June 13, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    This is so George Touart. Cutting deals out of the public’s eye probably getting god knows what in the form of kickbacks. Valentino should resign yesterday and check himself into rehab. That can be his only redemption at this point. His behavior is worse than Lindsey Lohan. I hope DOJ reams them big time. Have a federal judge takeover and tell the county not ask them to fix the jail. If they don’t find them in contempt and give George and Gene a cell next to each other. Wonder which one would get the top rack if if George snores.

  • SAM June 13, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I hope the BOCC does better with the jail than they have done with mass transit.

    What’s more, I hope the City of Pensacola isn’t put on the hook for operating the jail like they were for mass transit; in effect, paying twice.