City Paper is not for tourists
The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be touring the D.C. Jail facility today at 1 p.m. According to a department press release, the civil-rights leader’s main mission is to check out the facility’s “automatic HIV testing program for inmates.”
We can only hope that Jackson veer slightly from his tour and inspect whether the jail is still overcrowded, whether the records office is still a mess, and whether there are still security gaps by which inmates can escape in release jumpsuits.