Kootenai County wants more information on building private jail


From left to right, Sen. Todd Lakey, R-Nampa, Rep. Darrell Bolz, R-Caldwell, and Rep. Lynn Luker, R-Boise, are members of an interim legislative committee examining the public defender system in the state.

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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