While the SLO County Board of Supervisors has been dithering over who should get to be the board chair or on this committee or that, or whether it’s OK to fleece all county taxpayers of $6 million to specifically benefit Paso Groundwater Basin users, or if Nipomo is getting its fair share of recreational facility money, the elephant in the room is why the SLO County Sheriff’s Department keeps allowing inmates to die in its custody.