It's happened more than once, and more than enough to be concerning.
But inmates at the Huron County jail jumping from stairwells to certain injury below is not so much a security problem at the jail as it is a social problem. From the headlines and the police blotter, one could take away the belief the county has a ravaging drug problem.
Law enforcement has a duty to enforce, but legislators have a duty to reform outdated, difficult and damaging drug laws that reflect a Nixonian approach far behind the advancement of time, and understanding.
State and federal legislative reforms should make jail a last resort, with treatment the first. Accessible, and affordable, services. That's money better spent, we say. One way or another, it comes down to which way provides a better path forward.