The Leon County Commissioners will consider setting dates for two workshops during the upcoming meeting on November 9, 2021. The workshops will be held to discuss alternatives to incarceration for the possession of small amounts of marijuana and on the jail population.
At the October 12, 2021 meeting, the Leon County Commission directed staff to schedule a workshop on the issues.
The commissioners will hear a comprehensive report on the local jail population and related matters such as bail, reentry initiatives, and the county’s electronic monitoring program. The second workshop will immediately follow, and the commissioners will discuss alternatives to incarceration for the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
The state attorney will be invited to attend the workshop addressing small amounts of marijuana, and the sheriff will be asked to participate in the jail population workshop.
If the commissioners approve the scheduling, the workshops will be on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, beginning at 9:00 a.m.