Mark Ungar, a professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center, writing in The Times on Feb. 19 about the Feb. 14 fire at Comayagua prison in Honduras: “As devastating as it was, the fire last week at the Comayagua prison in Honduras, which killed more than 300 inmates, was not the country’s first such disaster. In April 2003, nearly 70 inmates perished in a fire at El Porvenir prison on the country’s north coast, and just over a year later more than 100 inmates were killed by a fire in an overcrowded prison in San Pedro Sula, Honduras’s second-largest city. In each of the three deadly blazes — among the worst prison fires in recent history — it appears that a country intent on locking up criminal suspects allowed them to die rather than be freed. Similar prison infernos have taken place elsewhere in Latin America over the past decade — from Chile to the Dominican Republic to Venezuela — in a region where people are often arrested far more quickly than courts can process them. A majority of the prison population in Latin America is awaiting trial, mostly for misdemeanors and minor drug charges. Driving such overcrowding are stubbornly high crime rates, nearly four times the world average, which continue to stoke demands for iron-fisted policing. With more than 80 homicides per 100,000 people (compared to about 5 in the United States), Honduras has the world’s highest official homicide rate, according to the United Nations. The country is saturated by gang violence. Drug traffickers control many of the state agencies responsible for fighting the gangs, as well as the territory of the country’s six northern states. In trying to contain criminal violence, organized crime and gangs, Honduras has eroded its own legal foundation. A raft of executive decrees and harsh policing laws over the past 10 years has provided fertile ground for abuses like the killings of more than 6,000 young people since 1998; over a third of these were linked to security officials.” Read the full column.
Following are the daily booking reports for the Flagler County jail, as provided by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. The jail is located at 1002 Justice Lane in Bunnell, and can be reached at (386) 586-4860.
To search for inmates, past or present, on the sheriff’s website, go here.
To send mail to inmates at the Flagler County jail, the envelope must be addressed in the following manner:
Inmate Booking Number (RE: John Smith – 07-000000)
1002 Justice Lane
Bunnell, Florida, 32110
Visits at the Flagler County jail are limited to one hour. A maximum of two people may visit per hour. However, only one person will be allowed into the visitation room at a time. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to visit. Children 12 to 17 are permitted to visit with an adult who is on the visitation list, and must be immediate family only. A Birth Certificate to prove relationship is required. Photo identification, such as a drivers license is required of each adult visitor. Visitors must arrive 15 minutes before the appointment time or they will not be allowed to visit. All visitors are subject to search. See the full visitation brochure here.
Feb. 23-24, 2012
Feb. 22-23, 2012
Feb. 21-22, 2012
Feb. 20-21, 2012
Download Flagler County Jail Logs, Feb. 20-21, 2012
Feb. 17-20, 2012
Feb. 17-20, 2012