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Viewpoint: Outside looking in, jail tour provides perspective

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You might find this hard to believe — or not — but I have never been to jail. Or prison. Or been in any real trouble with the police at all. I’ve been pulled over a few times — one speeding ticket; I was 16. So touring the Washington County jail during week three of the Cottage Grove Public Safety Department’s Citizens Academy was, to say the least, eye opening.


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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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