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This just in: D.C. Jail Warden William J. Smith quit his post on Friday. According to Department of Corrections spokesperson Beverly Young, Smith left the job citing “personal reasons.”
Smith had only held the job for a year. He was appointed warden on Oct. 1, 2006. Smith had little time to make much of an impact. According to one jail watcher, the troubled facility has been neither exceptionally bad nor exceptionally good under Smith’s tenure.
Maybe the personal reasons included the District government finally accepting a cap on the jail’s population.