Attention East Meadow residents, especially the dozen or so of you who reached out to officials about security at the Nassau County Jail:
Officials say the facility is secure.
Which would have been the simplest response from county officials to your concerns on Tuesday, but no.
Instead, the county mangled its message about jail security after a Newsday report about the Nassau sheriff's decision to disable motion alarms at one jail location. As Newsday's Bridget Murphy reported in Tuesday's editions, alarms aren't working on part of the fencing meant to help prevent inmate escapes, and Sheriff's Department officials don't plan on restoring them.