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DAKOTA COUNTY PLANS JAIL EXPANSION

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DAKOTA COUNTY IS GETTING READY TO BEGIN AN EXPANSION OF THEIR COUNTY JAIL.

SHERIFF CHRIS KLEINBERG SAYS THE ADDITION TO THE EXISTING JAIL WILL COST AROUND 11-MILLION DOLLARS AND HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 115 FEDERAL INMATES.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS IN EFFECT SUBSIDIZING THE LOAN TO BUILD THE EXPANSION BY AGREEING TO A CONTRACT TO HOUSE FEDERAL PRISONERS THERE.

THAT CONTRACT UPS THE PER DIEM FOR EACH INMATE FROM $60 A DAY TO $80 AND THEN MORE:

DKJAIL OC………TO BUILD IT. :24

ONCE THE 30 MONTHS IS OVER AND THE LOAN IS PAID BACK, THE PER DAY COMPENSATION RATE FOR THE FEDERAL INMATES IS REDUCED TO $80 DOLLARS.

KLEINBERG HAS WORKED TO GET THE EXPANSION FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS:

DKJAIL1 OC…….LET’S DO IT. :23

THE EXPANSION WILL BE BUILT ON THE CURRENT PARKING AREA OF THE JAIL, SO MORE PARKING SPACES WILL NEED TO BE CREATED.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HIRE A CONSTRUCTION MANAGER TO OVERSEE THE EXPANSION IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.