Thursday, April 24, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Is it jail, or a hotel?

Please, please stop using this term of “lodging” arrestees. It doesn’t work or make sense unless they’re paying their own way. Are they? No, I don’t think so. (See below.) They’re not treated as guests nor worth consideration of the term of “lodged at the…” such-and-such jail. No other newspaper in this vicinity uses this charade of a term. Quit it anyway, will ya’?

“Perez was lodged at the Yolo County Jail on suspicion of criminal threats, brandishing a weapon and resisting arrest.”

F. Knochenhauer
Davis

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  • Greg JohnsonAugust 16, 2013 - 12:22 pm

    Perhaps "lodged" is the appropriate term as these inmates are housed at a annual cost which approaches median household income, given better food and medical care, and more rights and privileges than many on the "outside". The true crime is that "lodged" is probably accurate.

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  • You probablyAugust 16, 2013 - 12:23 pm

    Oughta look the word up before making rash comments. It has many more meanings than that. Check out m (dot) w (dot) com. Geez. Worth a letter to the editor?

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  • anesaAugust 16, 2013 - 2:17 pm

    Remember those "lodged" at a detention center (jail) are innocent until proven guilty. Your comments already assume "nor worth the consideration" they are guilty and a criminal.

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