Kootenai County wants more information on building private jail


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Commissioners in Kootenai County, faced with inmate overcrowding and the expense of sending its prisoners to other facilities, have taken another step in pursuing construction of a private jail, reports the Coeur d’Alene Press.

Rocky Mountain Corrections made a presentation to the commissioners in June. Now the county has asked the private company for more details on funding a jail for the county with private funds. The commissioners want specifics on the location of the jail, renting space to other jurisdictions and the cost to the county

 

 

 

 

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